rest in peace microsoft mobile division. but one thing every1 found good is their ui else just sucks sucks sucks
what going to happen to windows phones? no more insider build? no more update to phones?
is surface phone dream disappearing too after making people wait all those years ?
Personally I would never buy a windows mobile phone, no matter what brand that may be.
Other than the good design, everything about it sux Even Symbian is better than it lol
If you want a WM phone to succeed, put the actual windows on it, not that mobile version crap. Hack, there are Android phones that can run win 95, 98, XP in emulators. Surely Microsoft can make an XP version for mobiles. I'm not asking for the latest windows. But now it's too late anyway.
Microsoft was very stupid to think they will succeed with mobile phones after the huge embarrassment the Zune was.
Finaly Nokia opened their eyes and realized they need Android to raise from its ashes.
I hape they will make high-end Android devices with waterproof and sd cards. Otherwise I'm not interested, even if it's Nokia.
Well surprise surprise, Microsoft really tore this company apart, glad I jumped ship way back in 2009, I just knew Nokia were headed the wrong way.
"Two turkeys do not make an Eagle" - Vic Gundotra
Ramouz, 25 May 2016"User experience", that's where you're wrong. I know it is subjective but I can't help but fin... moreIt's personal preference like Windows phone u.i and had lumia 620,820 and now 640. Besides my android handsets
No-One, 25 May 2016Makes you think that Stephan Elop maybe was a Trojan Horse.He was definately a Troyan Horse in Nokia.
He was responsible for laying down Symbian and connect Nokia not to Android, but to MS Windows mobile.
He burn Nokia, but also Microsoft burn themself with the same.
...this isn't good news for competition which is bad for everyone
Especially those poor Fins :S
Aadrian, 25 May 2016So basically they bought Nokia's phone business, and now, somewhat later, it's gone. They star... moreexactly.. They could have added one more deal in the agreement for adding their logo on the mobile instead of purchasing the business itself. Nokia was moving towards updated hardware with its lumia series. They were making some important changes. After MS bought the business only 950 and 950XL got the better hardware. Other than those 2 nothing was good. Only poor specification phones they made.And they couldn't concentrate on the software also. Due to this their OS is still full of bugs(I'm saying this based on my lumia 730). It is not even half baked cake. They shown it like baked cake. Poor hardware of lumia, poor OS, poor app store. Microsoft buried itself..
Anonymous, 25 May 2016Sad for Nokia that they as founder of the mobile phone revolution didn't see or at least react... moreDecision making come from the top so i guess they are just happy sitting on their money. What is infuriating is they will be fired and leave the company with millions cos of the golden handshake while many lose their jobs.
Anonymous, 25 May 2016And sadly, Win phones provide a better user experience, with a much more advanced and sleek lo... moreUsed Windows phone and i agree it looks nice.........full stop. That's where the good things end. I dunno about more advance but i couldn't find features i use on Android phones in Windows phones, navigating those huge icons is annoying and frustrating. Tried to like it but end up hating it. Friend bought his, wanted to sell it half price a couple of months later but no one wanna buy it, end up with an iPhone. Pretty sure some people like it so it's selling some phones but if majority people hate it, i think it's time to take a hint.
So basically they bought Nokia's phone business, and now, somewhat later, it's gone. They started with job cuts, just to follow more job cuts, and to make the story complete, job cuts is what they need. The smartphone side also saw many many many job cuts. Then why did they buy it in the first place? Microsoft really made a huge mistake by moving into the hardware instead of just focusing on the software and let Nokia do all the hardware. It worked better than how it is now. Since Nokia quit the business the Windows mobile marketshare has dropped dramatically.
Microsoft will stop making smartphones themself, there will be no "Surface phone" and no more Lumias...!
Anonymous, 25 May 2016And sadly, Win phones provide a better user experience, with a much more advanced and sleek lo... more"User experience", that's where you're wrong. I know it is subjective but I can't help but find Windows mobile ugly. My wife had one in 2010 (we still have the phone now as a backup) and I know it changed a lot but it still looks ugly. Every time I look at the app design, everything is a square or rectangle and about 2 colors only. There is no freedom to design like in Android.
Looking at the whatsapp app alone makes me not want the phone.
That's too bad because I was considering trying it out because of the Nokia/Lumia camera quality but I can't get over how bad the OS looks. I don't like the home screen.
I even asked my wife, would you return to windows phone if I buy you one? She said no she likes the Android system, widgets, icon changing ability, and app designs. Apps weren't working well with WP.
I don't want Windows mobile to shut down, I want them to try harder and give us more freedom, with third party home screens and better designs.
If it does shut down, I really hope Nokia will be free to design quality Android phones so that I can use their cameras =).
If one division or R&D center does'nt fulfill their role,they will be shut down.Its a busines strictly.And for one,MS does'nt need thousands of over paid-under performing jobs in Finland.They will be better of with more globalised smaller centers around the world(and especially southeast Asia) for them.
It doesnt need to be CEO to realise this,cost cutting while improve your performances (and inventivnes) trough the world.
Sorry if I sound harsh,but this is the right way
Anonymous, 25 May 2016And sadly, Win phones provide a better user experience, with a much more advanced and sleek lo... more"User experience" is entirely subjective.
An "advanced" and "sleek-looking" interface not many took positively to. Tiles? Ugh. Oversized font. Settings all over the place. The interface itself was what deterred most consumers from buying.
Smoothness? Fancy transitions to lull you into believing so.
The reason they don't have a "big" app store is not many liked the OS, which put developers off from developing. Who'd want to put their efforts into an app when there weren't going to be any takers? MS' decision to stick with "tiles" when they had plenty of time to go the traditional route - i.e., utilizing an icon-driven interface - realizing it wasn't going too well with the consumer, was perhaps their own undoing. That's not to mention the many half-baked features and niggles abundant in the OS.
Windows Mobile was bound to die inadvertently, and it doesn't surprise me that it's finally come to it.