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Will Windows Phone 8 Secure Microsoft’s Mobile Future

Nov 29, 2012 News | Windows Phone
Will Windows Phone 8 Secure Microsoft’s Mobile Future
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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.

“Windows 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 countries.”

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. 

When I talked to people, the following are the core reasons why they prefer Windows Phone 8 over iPhone 5 or Galaxy S III:

  • 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 powerful HTC.

Last point. 

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?

Mahesh Chand

Mahesh Chand is founder of C# Corner. C# Corner founded in 1999 is a FREE member contributions based open platform for developers to solve problems, learn new technology and hang out.  M...

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