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Microsoft sold 5 times more phones this Christmas season

08 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft sold 5 times more phones this Christmas season - read the full textWith Microsoft being a major Qualcomm partner, last night Steve Ballmer dropped by Qualcomm's press conference and shared on stage that Windows Phones are enjoying increasing popularity. Of course, he didn't mention any specific numbers, but what he did say is in November 2012 they've sold 4...

 

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  • 2013-01-08 19:22
  • qJ6p

> In reply to Mesmere @ 2013-01-08 18:58 from fC8s - click to readWell if it wasn't for samsung them android wouldn't have existed today . May be they'd have lost somewhere like webOS. Android became popular just because google had it and samsung supported it and not because of its qualities , if that was the case the webOS was far better than android

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  • 2013-01-08 19:16
  • uvAb

> In reply to Jovster @ 2013-01-08 18:48 from 0BN% - click to readLol Los*r the king of malware infested shit is Microsoft with window desktop os. you are funny. 4 Year that am on Android Never had any form of malware(Xperia X10, Nexus 1, Htc mytouch 4G and now S3). But all my home computer(window) are infested by virus. WP user and IOSuser Google is the new Microsoft deal with it and stop making false accusation you all look ugly Like WP.

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  • 2013-01-08 19:11
  • QGtq

Lies, lies, lies,,,, what is windows phone share.? If ur so happy give us numbers. Android and IOS are the way to go. In addition there are BB10 and Tizen, so windows has a loooong loooong way to go. Kept it up Gooogle,,,,, ur just the best and I would say RIP Nokia if it doesn't go to Android.... I just laugh when I read that Samsung is focusing on Tizen vs Google. Samsung is a multi platform OEM and this is normal to have all platforms available for consumers. Hopefully Nokia will learn and kicks stupid Elop out in Feb 2013.

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  • 2013-01-08 19:07
  • LbXs

> In reply to boosook @ 2013-01-08 17:38 from mx7Z - click to readNo oem's CAN modify wp8 for example all that nokia apps , pureview software , maps , music etc., but the problem is windows wont allow oem's to do cheap tweaks like they do with android. So that they can sell low quality products with petty big profit margin , but in case of a wp it requires them to give more premium hardware and software for lowest possible price in market which companies like sony(where so means so overpriced) hate to do.

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  • 2013-01-08 19:06
  • uvAb

> In reply to Killer Droid @ 2013-01-08 18:58 from QGtq - click to readI agree wp ui isn't all that pretty. But lumia 920 is an excellent phone.

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  • 2013-01-08 18:59
  • fC8s

> In reply to Jovster @ 2013-01-08 18:48 from 0BN% - click to readWhat? Their major income in smartphone is from galaxy series and their galaxy s and note series are most popular ones.
If it isn't for Android Samsung wouldn't have become best smartphone mfg now.

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  • 2013-01-08 18:58
  • fC8s

> In reply to sweet.jammy @ 2013-01-08 18:31 from tUrV - click to readDude the UI Of WP is by far the ugliest that i have seen so far. Nobody except died hard Nokia fan boy buy this crap. 2*5=10 lol 5Time more lol. I don't believe this liar. Remember the fake photo from nokia. I will never trust something from Nokia and Microsoft. Ubuntu or Crome OS here i come!!!

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  • 2013-01-08 18:58
  • QGtq

Even Samsung, the only corporation making money off Android, are abandoning the Android train and moving towards WP8 and Tizen. It really shows how they know Android will not stop being malware infested shit.

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  • 2013-01-08 18:48
  • 0BN%

> In reply to droid.apk.dld @ 2013-01-08 18:24 from JEEx - click to readFrom business point of view RIM Blackberry is by far better than microsoft my friend and am a android fan!!!!
Rim is the saffest Mobile os.

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  • 2013-01-08 18:46
  • QGtq

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2013-01-08 17:23 from iwtp - click to readSony is not releasing WP8 smartphones because Microsoft's XBOX live competes with Sony's PS3. Switching to a WP gives reason to people in a dilemma to buy an XBOX istead of Sony's console.

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  • 2013-01-08 18:45
  • w49f

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2013-01-08 17:23 from iwtp - click to readIt's probably way too early to make that call.

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  • 2013-01-08 18:45
  • j8LN

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2013-01-08 17:23 from iwtp - click to readSamsung is measuring the water cautiously, it's waiting for google's next step i.e it wants to see what they are going to do with motorola, if google announce next flagship coming from motorola, then other OEM's will be left wanting, as they will need to do catch up with integrated performance that google-motorola phone will have, that's the reason samsung didn't completely ditched WP, and released couple of WP8 phones, and they are also planning Tizen to for worst case scenario, but with Tizen they will be little bound to use intel chips instead of their exynos, as Tizen is being developed in partnership with Intel, that's why they are also releasing phone with WP8, and if google announce their Motorola phone then, samsung will jump completely with WP and Tizen.......... And for Sony, they don't want to go for WP as it's having Xbox services integrated, which is direct competitor to it's Playstation, so they are trying to get more marketshare with Android, but if they also have to compete with google then, they will also looks for other options, and at that time WP could also be a possibility for them............ Anyways WP is very good platform, and I think this year it will mature into more complete package............you should use WP phone for atleast one month, then you will also start loving it........

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  • 2013-01-08 18:31
  • tUrV

Microsoft never lost a battle and in terms of security windows environment(winpone, win RT, win Apollo)are the safest environment on the market, built on top of nt kernel. For corporate business is the only solution today. For me android is the best for my needs but from business point of view I must admit, windows environment is the best.

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  • 2013-01-08 18:31
  • JEEx

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2013-01-08 17:23 from iwtp - click to readBecause Sony focus on Android, at least for now. They are doing very good now with Android and are looking to grow further to challenge Samsung. I believe they'll be successful at that.

If Sony somehow fail at Android, they will probably consider to start making WP smartphones.

Motorola is owned by Google so will never have a WP smartphone. Other (smaller) phone makers like LG, ZTE and Alcatel rely on Android because Android is currently the biggest OS, so these two can expect to make more money using Android.

(If WP popularity increases further (which will definitely happen), there will surely be more manufacturers with WP smartphones - but Nokia will always be the king of WP)

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  • 2013-01-08 18:29
  • JiII

From business point of view RIM Blackberry is by far better than microsoft my friend and am a android fan!!!!

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  • 2013-01-08 18:26
  • QGtq

Microsoft never lost a battle and in terms of security windows environment(winpone, win RT, win Apollo)are the safest environment on the market, built on top of nt kernel. For corporate business is the only solution today. For me android is the best for my needs but from business point of view I must admit, windows environment is the best.

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  • 2013-01-08 18:24
  • JEEx

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2013-01-08 17:23 from iwtp - click to readXBOX is Sony's biggest enemy in gaming industry. So a Sony Windows Phone doesn't make any sense.��

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  • 2013-01-08 18:12
  • RR$A

that's good news for us ! well done Microsoft really I am happy for you !
even the still not release Nokia lumia in India and Philippine etc....
Microsoft should talk to Nokia and htc for good price ! because windows phone 8 is new and let people testa it !
and Microsoft Nokia please focus on mid range and low end windows phone ' because not all people can buy high end
all the best Microsoft and Nokia

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  • 2013-01-08 18:04
  • kD7a

5 times what?2 maybe so the means 10 people bought them l.Obviously they like low end texh and poor operating system.Maybe theyll sell 50 units next year.Samsung sells more then nokia in a week:-)Avoid winflop os at all costs.

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  • 2013-01-08 18:02
  • 9xYx

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