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Windows Phone's many problems: Should Microsoft give up?
ZD Net ^ | April 11, 2012, 3:25am PDT | Zack Whittaker

Posted on 04/11/2012 2:53:15 PM PDT by fellowgeek

Microsoft’s Windows Phone is in trouble. While HTC and Samsung have fallback plans, so does Nokia. Can Microsoft continue its lead as the third leg in the mobile two-horse race?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: computers; nokia; smartphones; technology
Hey Microsoft, when you show up to the party a few years late, what do you expect?

I'm waiting on the quad core processor phones to come out this month or next, and then I'm ditching my Droid X.

Can't wait!

1 posted on 04/11/2012 2:53:25 PM PDT by fellowgeek
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To: fellowgeek

How much did Apple pay for this propaganda? The Nokia phone fix is out in 7 days. Meanwhile they are giving the phones away for free. Where’s the problem? My cousin has the 900 and it is wicked fast on the 1.4ghz proc. Incredible phone.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 2:56:38 PM PDT by montag813
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To: fellowgeek

Nokia’s “Beta Test” ads are coming back to bite them on their arse. Schadenfreude.... :)


3 posted on 04/11/2012 2:58:45 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: fellowgeek; montag813

APPLE > microsoft


4 posted on 04/11/2012 2:59:26 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: fellowgeek

I’m liking my 710 better all the time. Zero problems.

I honestly couldn’t be happier with it.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 3:03:53 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: fellowgeek

MS tends to show up to parties a few years late (4th or so to market with a command line OS for desktop computers, 3rd to market with a GUI running on DOS, 5th or 6th overall in desktop GUI, 4th to market with a browser), never seems to bother them.


6 posted on 04/11/2012 3:04:35 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: fellowgeek
Hey Microsoft, when you show up to the party a few years late, what do you expect?

Kind of like Apple showed up to the corporate enterprise party a few decades too late? Oh wait. I forgot Apple is going to "own the enterprise" any time now.

7 posted on 04/11/2012 3:07:20 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: fellowgeek

Based on Windows Mobile vs Android alone, yes.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 3:10:54 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: fellowgeek

I now have an HTC Windows Phone after having an android phone for 2 years.
It’s the best phone BY FAR I’ve ever had.
I cant wait for the Windows 8 phone to come out.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 3:11:38 PM PDT by JoeRed
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To: fellowgeek

The Nokia Lumia Win phone got great reviews prior to launch. I purchased one yesterday. And the thing rocks. This story is BS.


10 posted on 04/11/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: JoeRed

I have a Samsung Focus with an upgrade due in June. Have been looking at the HTC. Is it worth the price?


11 posted on 04/11/2012 3:17:27 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: JoeRed

i have the htc tilt 2 and it is slowly dying. first the tethering stopped. now email has stopped all i’ve really got is a web browser and emergency phone thought htc was better than that


12 posted on 04/11/2012 3:17:44 PM PDT by conservativesister
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To: fellowgeek

You got to love the headline. “Many problems.” Then the writer goes on to detail one “problem.” The data glitch. Which was resolved and credited.

Did this author ask if Apple was done during iPhone 4’s antenna-gate; the 4s battery-gate? Doubt it. Apple also had data glitches and never offered refund.

This piece is pure crap.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 3:28:19 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: nhwingut

Or, with the Iphone 3, you could crack the glass if you put too much pressure on the glass edge. Not even a whole lot of pressure either.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 3:36:32 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: abb

I guess it depends on how much you have to pay after all the “discounts” are applied. There is no 4g coverage in my area so I feel I’m paying for something I’m not able to use most of the time, but it’s worth it to me just to not have to reboot the phone everyday like with the android. The apps open fast and the OS is smooth and easy to navigate. It also integrates well with MS Office. I have the HTC Arrive from Sprint. It has better reviews on sprint.com than the EVO and the I-Phone but costs a bit less. You might be able to upgrade free on radioshack.com.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 3:36:54 PM PDT by JoeRed
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To: conservativesister

Of the 5 smartphones in our family (2 iPhones, 1 LG, 1 Razr and 1 HTC), the HTC is the biggest piece of junk. The daughter with the Razr now also had an HTC, and neither of the HTC phones could hold a charge. The Razr daughter went through 3 HTC phones under warranty before we convinced AT&T to allow us to switch brands. The other daughter, who still has her HTC, is going to be on her third now as well, as we need to send her phone in again for battery issues and performance problems. Meanwhile, my husband still has his iPhone 3GS, and it still works perfectly. The other girls are loving the LG and the Razr.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 3:37:37 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: nhwingut
Yes . . . BS . . . exactly.

I have the Samsung Focus, one of the first generation phones. The current crop of phones (Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II) are third generation phones (which are significantly improved).

Windows Phones are outstanding, easy to set up, easy to use, and the information is just THERE, without switching from app to app to app. They're so good, that even the first gen phones are incredible.

The best feature, which receives ZERO publicity, is the integrated history feature. If I go to my contact list (which I set up to sync with Microsoft Outlook, Windows Live, Gmail, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook), I can pick a contact, swipe right to History, and see every communicaton I've had with that person in reverse chronological order, whether it be phone, e-mail, text message, Twitter, or FB. All on one screen . . . together.

So the next time my boss says, “You never called me about that problem on Wednesday.” And you have that deer in the headlights look, But instantly think, “I know I told you about that.” You just look at her history and see a text message (with the first line showing) that you sent her Wednesday. By clicking on that text message, the ENTIRE THREADED conversation pops up, showing her acknowledgment and your followup text. And all that takes is one tap, one swipe, and one tap. And zero apps . . . zero. Completely integrated into the Operating System.

If you don't have a Windows Phone, you should. They are that good.

17 posted on 04/11/2012 3:38:59 PM PDT by AUTiger83
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To: fellowgeek

give up? they didn’t give up after vista!


18 posted on 04/11/2012 3:45:07 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: JoeRed

We have 4G coverage here, and I also am going to need the mobile hotspot feature for my windows-based tablet. Both those features are available on the later generation Samsungs at a cheaper price. That’s why I was asking about the Titan.

Apple’s lack of Flash and Google/Droid’s new found penchant for snooping make them both unappealing for me.


19 posted on 04/11/2012 3:47:20 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: fellowgeek
“Hey Microsoft, when you show up to the party a few years late, what do you expect? “

I am a little confused by your post... I bought my first Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone in 2005. It originally had the Windows Mobile 5 operating system. It is a Sprint PPC-6700. The phone still has an active hacker community behind it. It has a 416mhz ARM processor. It was one of Sprint's first EVDO phones. I have upgraded to WM 6.5. The phone is 7 years old and I still use it as a backup. It does most of what our newer Android phones do and a couple things that they won't. It is a quality device; I wonder how many of the newer phones will still be ticking 7 years later?

20 posted on 04/11/2012 3:49:23 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: abb

I haven’t owned a Titan, but generally speaking, I have had better luck with HTC than with Samsung.


21 posted on 04/11/2012 4:03:06 PM PDT by JoeRed
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To: conservativesister

I gave up my 2nd tilt two years ago. Dig a hole and throw it and the stylus in.


22 posted on 04/11/2012 4:25:10 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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