It is probably too early to predict the future of Windows Phone 8
but reports have been much better than the previous versions.
Either you call it good marketing, publicity or a better product but things seems to
be improving for Windows Phone 8 and Microsoft.
Not only does Microsoft's, but also NOKIA’s, future relies on the success of Windows Phone 8.
A news published on Bloomberg
reported that Windows Phone 8 is selling much faster than its predecessor,
Windows Phone 7.x. As a matter of fact, Windows Phone 8 is selling 4-times
faster, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said.
Phone 8 has been on sale for a few weeks and is off to a great start,” Ballmer
said at a shareholders’
meeting today. Handsets made by HTC Corp.
(2498) and Nokia Oyj
(NOK1V)“are getting rave reviews and have initially sold out in many
Microsoft also got a good start with Windows 8. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it has sold over 40 million Windows 8 within a month. That is much faster than Windows 7 or any other operating system.
If you ask
me, I would call it a combination of everything. Windows Phone 8 is a much
better and mature product now. The integration of Windows 8 and SkyDrive
has helped people to stay on a single platform. Obviously, Outlook, IE and
other productivity products have helped. On top of that, NOKIA has put
everything in Lumia 920 and 820, whatever it got.
talked to people, the following are the core reasons why they prefer Windows Phone 8 over iPhone 5 or Galaxy S
- Stay on a single platform (Microsoft). Windows Phone 8 and Windows
8 are much alike and the user experience is similar.
- Productivity is the key with the Integration with Windows 8, Outlook
and other Microsoft products.
- Nokia Lumia 920 is a better product.
- Windows Phone 8 is a mature operating system.
- People have more varieties of products to choose from. For example,
I did not like the size of the Lumia 920 but I like the smaller, lighter and more
People are just sick of Apple and its monopoly. Well, at least I am. Forget
the price of the iPhone itself, the damn cases and accessories are costly. I refuse to
pay $39.99 for an iPhone case.
People are just sick of Apple!
Alright. May be not all people. But I am.
While iPhone and Android may be well ahead in the game but people
are looking for better alternatives.
What is your take on this?