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# 204370 29-Sep-2016 07:52
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An interesting article over at Windows Central about MSFT marketing of Windows Mobile. What do folks here think?

http://www.windowscentral.com/should-microsoft-begin-marketing-windows-mobile-masses







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  # 1642283 29-Sep-2016 08:29
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It's all been low key over the last year. I feel a ramping up of marketing now is premature. We only have some end of stock Lumia handsets and the excellent HP Elite 3x is only just arriving on our shores. I do not think we will see the WhartonBrooks evict here.




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  # 1643192 30-Sep-2016 10:53
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the latest from Ignite US is that Windows Mobile in the consumer market is deceased.





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  # 1644141 2-Oct-2016 13:47
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heading to android...




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  # 1644273 2-Oct-2016 16:39
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I am not even sure you can buy a Windows phone here now. I think I might have seen an 830 last time I was in JB.

 

I don't see any traction being gained by firing up the marketing machine again. It will just lead to more of the same cycle as last time. Buy our phone the OS is great (and it really is), consumers buy it and find it doesn't have the apps they want, consumers go back to Android and IOS and say never again to windows phone. No sense pouring money into that hole.

 

Small companies seem to be releasing products with Windows phone and seeing success with them as long of the scale success is measured against is small. I think there is room to sell to a niche market who wants windows phones.

 

Maybe once the surface division have a new vision for what Windows on a phone can be, we will see things begin to heat up again, but until then, there is no sense marketing a dead or very deeply sleeping product.





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Yes Windows Phone is a nice OS to use, much better than Android in that regard. For me the issue wasn't that the lack of apps, pretty well all the apps I needed were there, is was try the deficiencies in the OS.

Poor support for importing calendar entries, apps like Pebble Watch app not able to run in the background making the app useless, the inability to reflow text in the browser were reasons I stopped using Windows Phone.

It's a pity because I don't really think Android is all that good. The only thing going for it is the number OK of apps and even then a lot of them are just a curation of the website info that could be done just as well with a good cleverly designed website.

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I was persevering with Windows Mobile, there were two Apps I really needed but I used work rounds. I gave up on Widows Mobile when it became apparent that MSFT was giving up on it. Damn shame as I felt that it was the best phone OS especially for

 

one handed use. 





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MikeB4:

I was persevering with Windows Mobile, there were two Apps I really needed but I used work rounds. I gave up on Widows Mobile when it became apparent that MSFT was giving up on it. Damn shame as I felt that it was the best phone OS especially for


one handed use. 



One handed use is one of the strengths of Meego and Sailfish.

Sailfish can run Android apps. I have a Jolla C arriving shortly. I'll be posting updates on a thread I've started in the Symbian, Meego section. Sailfish has been ported to Nexus 4 devices and I expect will be available for other devices in the near future.




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