Apple remains #1 global smartphone leader; Samsung overtakes Nokia for cellphone lead

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  1. *LTD*, Apr 27, 2012
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    The interesting takeaway from this has nothing to do with Apple or Samsung.

    It's this:

    "Meanwhile, Nokia has placed all its smartphone eggs into one basket: Windows Phone. To make Nokia’s Windows phone strategy pay off, Nokia must convince the leading carriers to visibly back Windows Phone as well as convince consumers of a valuable and differentiated experience."

    While Apple and Samsung are fighting it out, even MS/Nokia's best marketing efforts (which aint saying much) to date have resulted in little traction for WP7. And it's been *well over a year* that WP7 has been on the market.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    As much as you hate MS, WP7 is a damn good smartphone OS.
     
  3. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is, I'm rocking my Lumia 900 right now. Much to the chagrin of some. :D
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I switched to the 900 from the iPhone. The marketplace is missing a few apps, but most of the ones they have are decent - not as much crap as the android marketplace.
     
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    Agreed. I'm looking forward to buying my Lumia in a few months time.
     
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    I'm also tempted for the Lumina 900, but one thing that is holding me back (well a few things) is the risk of not being able to upgrade to WP8. There were some stories out a little while ago, reporting that some WP7 phone won't get upgraded. Until I hear whether the latest and greatest WP7 phone is capable I want to hold off.
     
  8. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    #1 - WP7.x devices will get updated. I assume MSFT developers are implementing the same new hardware-agnostic features on both 7.x and 8 branches.

    #2 - Apollo is as much about supporting better hardware like multi-core processor, high-definition display, NFC.

    So don't hold yourself back.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Until MS states explicitly what will or will not be upgraded, I'm not going to take a chance. On the android side, we saw similar assumptions on fairly new phones but the vendor decided not to upgrade. Samsung was guilty of this and HTC, though I think HTC may have reversed itself with ICS on some of the existing phones.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    There is a lot of evidence pointing to the upgrade, but you're right, MS has not confirmed anything.
     
  11. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Affirmative, Microsoft will announce their Windows Phone plans in a few weeks time.
     

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