Nokia marketing head concedes: missing Windows Phone apps are customers' biggest grievance

Nokia marketing head concedes: missing Windows Phone apps are customers' biggest grievance
Nokia has been slow to pick up Windows Phone steam and it’s definitely getting a lot of customer feedback and evaluating it to see just what is it missing. And now in an honest interview Nokia's Global Head of Smartphone Marketing, Vesa Jutila admitted that "the biggest complaint is that customers are missing the apps they want."

Nokia is of course hard at work on changing that, but it is definitely an uphill battle. The company has just bragged about Windows Phone having 90% of the top 50 mobile apps, but some key applications like Instagram are missing.

For this to change though Nokia concedes higher overall volume of Windows Phone sales is key. That’s why the company is happy to see other companies like HTC join in the party with their own devices.


If Nokia was to remain the sole Windows Phone manufacturer that would become a much steeper hill to climb.

source: Engadget

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55 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well tough, you can't have them because they, the Devs don't like Wp, nor does the software company!!!! It's to to migrate to enjoy these exclusive apps on iOs and Android™ Or you can wait a very Loooooooooooooooooooooooong time to be available on Wp8... ™®©

6. Kurai unregistered

android started from few apps too. it takes time. wait a little longer. windows will catch up very soon . . .

9. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Iv'e, we have been waiting for the past 8 years, what happened, same old, same old ™

17. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i had a dream that you wrote #1. then #6 will reply like that kind of text!!! @.@ that dream was 5-8 years ago...

38. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

TROLL is a paid shill, working for the competition, and his or her sole purpose is to write hateful and dishonest comments about Nokia and Microsoft products and services. NOTE: All of their comments should be deleted due to past violations, and their account should be suspended indefinitely. PHONE ARENA, please stop allowing paid employees of other companies looking to interfere with the review and feedback process!

49. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Based on what you reply on every post of TROLL, seems like you're the one paid do that. I like WP8 and I think it's live tiles are fresh to the eyes but I believe TROLL is not lying with WP8 having scarcity of apps. I also think nokia is a great OEM and TROLL even acknowledges that.

52. Heritor

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Actually, Troll is a liar and perhaps you are too. He has bashed Nokia and Microsoft constantly in his blind love for an OS. Seriously your Android fanatics are pathetic people. Whining about a phone OS....A phone Operating system... Either A. You guys cannot afford actual quality goods or B you have base dwelling neckbeard turbo nerds. Either way.. it is pathetic. BTW Windows Phone 8 has been out for a few months with windows Phone 7 coming out sometime in 2011. Having worked for Verizon Wireless Android when it released in 2008 was pathetic.. It had like 10k apps when Apple had 100,000 apps.

54. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

WP was announced back in MWC 2010. I agree with that Android 1.x and 2.x was a piece of s**t but after 4.0, Android is just awesome! I hated Android 2.x (proud iphone user back then) but i love Android now!

55. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

It's true I have neckbeard LOL. It's also true that I'm an android fan but I also like WP8 just by looking at those live tiles and colorful designs but come on man it's a fact that WP8 has waaaaaay lesser apps than Android or iOS. And don't start with those you don't need many apps of the same kind. For example if you have an instagram app that can only upload pics but cant view it, would you say that's enough? I'm no instagram user though so for me that's more than enough but I believe more WP8 users want those. And please don't say Android fans can't afford quality devices cos I believe my GS3 cost the same as your beloved High End devices when I bought it.

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Windows Phone (Nokia) will catch up very soon. Trust me, no not me, trust Nokia. And one more exclusive thing on Windows Phone is live tiles. If you don't like it, that means you have a very bad taste. I love Windows Phone because it is SIMPLE AND MODERN.

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Live tiles is like live widgets, there's wallpaper and themes available that you have an option to update every 2 to 1 minutes. It's nothing new, just a iOs Android "Wanabe"™ ®

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I disagree.

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No you don't, don't lie to you're self Experia please™

37. cyko969

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

It's a combination of both an app icon and a widget because you can make it that way just by adjusting tile size, w/o much of memory or performance hit its nothing like an adroid widget.

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

so android started with a million apps??? NO it takes time. But some people here are just for trolling and flooding!

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No not "Trolling"® But giving idears and to look on the bright side of life™ Like they say average joes....

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

sure look at your name and other post's of you, all you do is troll. You need to get a life...sharukh khan wannabe!

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Don't go off topic, look at Darac, sleepingOz, remember Remixfa, superandroidevo, taco50, gallitoking they come back with solid logical answers, and here you are can't even back your own brand and calling others Trolls. Please do us, you're self a favour, don't post, you're not fit to post™ Seek wise therapy or take a vacation for a week, it's for you're own good. We are worried you might go, get aggressive and viloent....

24. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

LoL give me a break and get a life! You made me laugh with your silly coment. Little sharuk khan wannabe! Grow up.....oh wait you are just 12 years old, are 12 year old children alowed to post here? Does your mommy and daddy allow you to internet? Oh wait you just sit the whole day in a smelly sweaty internet cafe!

47. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I don't think taco or gallito ever had logical anything, let alone answers...

16. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

*off: i was hoping that the mods banned you in the meantime, and tbh i'm quite disappointed they didn't...

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

O so you couldn't answer me, now i'm Trolling, how pathetic please get some knowledge go back and study more on Tech, and then come back with some thoughts, idears, speech, and learn from others. Was that you're best that you came back with, im a Troll™ Lmfao, ...

23. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

*off: you're not even worth for a comeback :) and you already said it why. 'cause you're nothing more than a lifeless troll. argument ended. btw, go back and learn some proper grammar before you try to look sophisticated. there's no R in "idea" ;P

25. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Good one haha!

30. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Off topic™

44. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Troll (Internet) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

27. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I think he's trying to be Donald Duck. Donald always say that : " HEY, WHAT'S THE BIG IDEAR?" xD

35. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

flooding with negative comments is still trolling, no matter how you look at it, trollllllll.......

39. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

TROLL is a paid shill, working for the competition, and his or her sole purpose is to write hateful and dishonest comments about Nokia and Microsoft products and services. NOTE: All of their comments should be deleted due to past violations, and their account should be suspended indefinitely. PHONE ARENA, please stop allowing paid employees of other companies looking to interfere with the review and feedback process!

22. ichiranjeeb

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

A Developer Likes MONEY.

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