Anonymous, 06 Feb 2014No...Microsoft is considerably more desperate. Like when they tried bashing on Android and tol... moreand don't forget that the Nokia phone division MS has just about bought will be releasing is first 'droid powered handset (Normandy / X ) in March.......
Not exactly a generous offer considering you can already get either of those devices for free on a 2yr contract (sub £30 per month) in the UK - and still have your old handset to sell on or keep if you wish....
M and M, 06 Feb 2014It's not desperate; they sure are not going bankrupt :P , they just need to expand their marke... moreNo...Microsoft is considerably more desperate. Like when they tried bashing on Android and told users to go along with them and it blew up in their face. Linking fans across many big sites to win competitions. The way the acquired Nokia and depend on them. How they are signing multi billion dollar contracts to get others to make good WP devices. And this. Lets not try and hide the truth.
Sure other companies have done similar things....but they were usually more limited to only doing certain things and it was more like an under cut.
And price point of Androids was a poor example. Iphone was always over priced. Properly pricing a device is not a desperate attempt.
Everything seemed incredible until I read that two year contract...
Maggis, 06 Feb 2014Dont be so desperate microsoft ! Let people choice themselfes. Dont force them to IE and so on.MS is not forcing. Developers are not making apps like Google chrome or Firefox for wp8 devices. But there are some other browsers. UC browser is only one I have other than stock Browser.
So all the profit goes to MS. They sell a WP device and they get a device which have higher value than 100$ or 200$. In Australia you can sell s2 or iPhone 4s for much higher price don't know about America.
They need to add Lumia icon kind of device to this deal too. But there isn't one available yet in Market
Dont be so desperate microsoft !
Let people choice themselfes.
Dont force them to IE and so on.
if you want your windows phone lumia in every hand in the world
you gift lumia fone in all world in every man or women
a laptop with windows 8 is 1000 times better than a rubbish rotten fruit product
bubu, 06 Feb 2014Microsoft is so desperate! Metro design looks very old and because of this many people buy IPh... moreit's not desperate, it's getting more ppl to try windows phone 8 along with many great camera features
Recommend the 1520 , the 1020has an awesome camera but really crap battery.
Microsoft is so desperate! Metro design looks very old and because of this many people buy IPhone and same for laptops, laptops market crashed because of new windows 8 and touchscreen.
MS in a desperate attempt to sell mobiles. Seriously S2 for lumia?
Would be nice if things like these are available in other parts of the world.