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Windows Phone gaining momentum against BlackBerry OS

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Windows Phone gaining momentum against BlackBerry OS
It's obvious that not all is fine and well in RIM's kingdom, but things may be even worse than they seem, as it's reported that almost all participants at AppNation, a panel on mobile platforms, have come to an agreement that Microsoft's Windows Phone rather than RIM's BlackBerry OS will be the number three mobile platform in the foreseeable future.

Among the audience at AppNation are developers and marketers from app companies, as well as reps from carriers, chipset makers and other figures from within the mobile industry.

They all seem to agree that RIM has entered a downward spiral from which it may be unable to recover. That's made only worse by Microsoft's huge pile of cash, which will allow it to "buy success", or, as one mobile developer said:

"Microsoft is buying developers and it will buy distribution."

Moreover, Nokia's decision to embrace Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform surely bodes well for WP's future.

For this reason or another, it's reported that developers are starting to shift their attention and resources from BlackBerry OS to Windows Phone - a sure sign which way the wind blows, while iOS and Android are still the leaders of the pack.

Moreover, only one of the attendees at AppNation defended RIM by saying its new QNX-based OS (our PlayBook QNX Walkthrough) has "some noteworthy touches". Despite that, when the participants there were asked "does anybody think RIM will still be around in 2015", the question was met with deafening silence.

source: Business Insider

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posted on 28 Apr 2011, 09:06

1. bluechrism (unregistered)

Confused on categories:
Windows, Apple???? Apple??? Surely Windows, Blackberry/RIM
or do all articles with a single mention of iOS get an apple category assigned?

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 09:42 2

2. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

As my old Curve starts to freeze, and I have decided to wait until the fall season to re-up our contracts when more phone options will be out, I need a "go-between" phone to get me from here to there. On my short list? The HTC and Samsung W7 phones from AT&T. They are inexpensive to buy used, and I am interested to see how W7 runs long term, and if it ain't no good, come the fall I move on. Not on my short list? Any Blackberry at all. Kinda sad, my Curve has been good. But I am not impressed with the OS or Web browser. (Also considering the old Pre Plus, very easy to get used. Like to live with WebOS for same reason as W7)

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 15:27

4. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

I was in the same boat as you sorta. My iPhone 4 came down with a case of shattered screen blues. Still worked fine but I couldn't take it for long, and my nexus 1 is good but Android isn't to my liking for it to be my personal phone(its my work phone) so I went to target who has the Samsung focus for $20. So I got it and I love windows phone. Its amazing. I miss the app diversity, and a few functions like multitasking which I have to wait for. But they're not that bad. I can definitely see the difference in screen resolutions but this super amoled, while not as good imo, is fantastic. Anyway try it. I figured I'll try it until the 2012 iPhone comes out and if i want to I'll upgrade then. So far its been an amazing experience.
The browser is good but not as good as safari but is supposed to get better with ie9+flash. But everything else is great. Especially the media player.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 11:21 3

3. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

WP7 is a nice OS. Its quick and smooth. You will like it. Your old curve has the crap old blackberry browser in it. The new blackberrys (OS 6)took a large leap forward in multimedia. I used to love blackberry myself but time has just moved past them. They really need to fire their leadership and hire new blood like nokia did, lest they suffer the same fate.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 17:37

5. Moimalo (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)

WP7 - The next best Os and the best good looking one.

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 01:05

6. jtech (unregistered)

Long Live WP7!!! I can see it taking second or first place!!

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 04:27

7. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)

WP7.. take the plunge, you'll be glad u did :-)

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