AnonD-518013, 27 Apr 2016I don't understand why Microsolf spent billions of dollar for Nokia name then they make phone ... moreWhen you have tons of $ and nowhere to spend then people do like this. But if you you ask please provide original windows OS with low cost as market wise for common people then they will say Oh, Sorry Man. Still it takes more than 100$ to purchase original windows OS but they will spend billion $ for nothing............
Carol, 27 Apr 2016Afordable androids that actually work? I woul like to see that comming. The obly system that h... moreWell... My Infinix Hot 2 was around USD 99 and it's quite capable (at least on par or slightly better with Lumia 520 in term of usability). Note that it has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage though.
i think windows counting down the fingers till whole users regret it.
mir, 27 Apr 2016I bet you would suffer more if you actually went with a windows phone. Trust me. They are very... moreAfordable androids that actually work? I woul like to see that comming. The obly system that has some problems is windows 10;). And this system is updated once a mounth. I see not reason to go for a low end crappdroid that actually isn't good at all even on middle rage devices. Sony aqua m4. The crappyest device i have ever touch. Well, not to talk about 140 euro samsungs and all devices in this price rage. You could do him better if you would stop spreading crapp propaganda. But i think he already experienced enough from afordable androida, that is why he wants to switch;)
AnonD-340276, 27 Apr 2016Because they need Nokia's patent and factories...They did not get Nokias patents, only factories.
MS, Apple and Google are all realizing that the mobile device market is saturated and that there comes a point when the mobile phone is a kin to the desktop computer where the market wont adopt new versions of IPhone, Androids or whatever to pay back on the huge R&D costs. Few will spend $700 just to get a faster mobile device.
Its going to take a massive change in product focus and will be about creating a whole new communication interface, no not glasses, and not with touch screen, but perhaps a close proximity air on air projection (huge savings to manufacture) using combination hand/eye/facial-gesturing where typing a message on a touch screen is quickly outdated with predictive flow through typing, simply through eye gesturing. When MS refers to their road map they are really thinking along those kind of lines. In a few short years the mobile phone as we know it will become so outdated.
Leorain, 27 Apr 2016I am waiting to buy a windows phone for the last TWO YEARS. First I waited for Windows 10 mob... moreI bet you would suffer more if you actually went with a windows phone. Trust me. They are very frustrating to use, mainly because of bugs and app crashes. And don't fall for that no lag nonsense. Do yourself a favor and get a reasonably powered android phone. There are tons of affordable ones now.
"It's our intention to enable a Windows 10 upgrade for Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones."
"...it is our intention to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform for many years."
Nah.. at Telecom Austria we just have too manz problems with new Windows 10 devices.. always crashing, bugging .. and ofc.. that account activation is just a pain in the ass.. for us and for customers ... taking too much time, and even after that.. half of applications don't install... just horrible phones.. 550, 650 ...
I am waiting to buy a windows phone for the last TWO YEARS. First I waited for Windows 10 mobile release. Then Come 550 (below my expectation), 950 & 950XL (Out of my range to purchase). Then 650 with gorgeous look but in 2016 when people think of going Mars, at that time no FHD recording on that & battery only 2000 which I need mostly. Still I am suffering with my Android phone but also waiting one day Microsoft will release a phone which will be as my expectation.
1.5GB RAM, good camera, removable battery with higher capacity, gorgeous look like 650,
Microsoft is only failing for their designers. They have launched a lot of phone even without LED flash...shame on you. Please try to understand common people's need & budget. 650 is all are OK except battery & FHD recording. Please release a phone 650 HD with 2500 battery & 1.5 GB RAM.
Anonymous, 27 Apr 2016of course a weak phone won't get updates! tell me, did the galaxy note (first generation) get ... moreThey said every windows phone 8 running device will be updated to windows 10 but now my lumia 1020 is stuck on w8.1. To be honest I have a l1020, an android phone and iPad mini 2. I would any time prefer android over windows and apple
windows 10 really sucks..
connectivity errors,crashes and many more ...
windows 8.1 was way better than this
Dear Microsoft, would be nice to have a microsoft lumia with a digitizer pen, something like samsung note but using microsoft office with a 5.8 inch screen.
This will not help....
come with a completely new strategy for selling your devices....
otherwise you will start using Android/IOS soon........
The words you have used "Windows 10 Mobile platform is taking its last breaths" that's the biggest confusion around the web, that should be "Lumia Phones or (some kind of windows phone) are taking last breaths" made it think!
I thing this should help to understand http://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-committed-windows-10-mobile