I would really like to know what markets are showing such strength for WP - 10% is nothing to be sneezed at! It's funny that WP is succeeding now for the same reasons that iPhone succeeded in 2007: it might not do everything that everybody else can do, but what it does, it does with grace and fluidity that users really appreciate.
I for one consider current flagship devices from just about everybody to be massive wastes of space, literally just too big to bother with as phones. I really respect Apple's insistence on keeping their phone small, but since I like WP and I want something that's comfortable in the pocket the best choice for my next device is the Lumia 620.
I was seeing all this hate on WP and let me tell you a few things.
-WP is not bad, what I like the most is the way you experience with 95% smoothness in almost every WP device, If i have to compare the smoothness between android and WP it's obviously that WP is the winner because let's be real, if you want the best experience in android you would have to buy a flagship but there are people who cannot afford a flagship and want the same experience where low and mid range androids can't offer yet, its a laggy os and android has a long way to make itself the most mature os. In the wp's side, from 256mb ram devices to 1gb ram devices enjoys so many useful features without ever experience lags and other things, about the apps? Seriously, in WP there are almost 65% of the popular apps so you Don't have to complain (except if you are a crazy instagrammer) and the games its the same and now it's growing thanks to wp8, what i like the most about wp8 is that there are restricted requirements to make a WP device, wp8 has to use dual core and snapdragon s4 so i don't worry if a game will or won't work on a wp8 so it's all depending of which what version of WP you are using and which amount of ram you have so STOP COMPLAINING BECAUSE YOU CAN'T STAND THE FACT THAT WP ITS A BEAUTIFUL OS. seriously you have to be a hater to death person to hate an os that's growing and you can't stand it point.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2013@ The Agent
Fair enough! Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (£235), Sony Xperia SL (£239), ... moreThe review states £150 and the Mini has a slightly bigger battery, and a whole 512mb of more RAM. Still, yes. The 620 is discounted but you said "phones" trying to imply all Windows Phones are discounted, but that's true only for the 620, apparently only in the UK, as it is "the most affordable Windows Phone."
Besides, it's not like they are doing what Google is doing with Nexus 4 in the UK, practically giving away flagship hardware (better than the 920) for the price of an entry level to mid range phone. Nokia needed a cheap option and they decided to make their entry level cheap in one market.
Out sold IPhone with cheap WP plus bbz10 almost dead the price dropped a lot since Rem announced bbz10 for the first time.
TheAgent, 27 Mar 2013Are you for real?! Did you just compare Nokia's entry level phone with Samsung's just retired ... more@ The Agent
Fair enough! Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (£235), Sony Xperia SL (£239), Nokia Lumia 620 (£130).
Is that a fairer comparison? The Lumia 620 is being heavily discounted in the UK to make it sell.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2013let's see when the s4 will be out in the market :0There won't be happening more than usual, the brainwashed mass will all go for the same, thingking it's the best... poor people. I feel so pity for all.
iOS is already dying. Android is now on its peak. Windows Phone will be the next bandwagon for smartphones.
Gneville, 27 Mar 2013you are talking about the obsolete BBOS 7. lets talk something new, here in Nigeria, Blackberr... moreBB still dominates in some countries like in south america and probably some of europe. and im not talking about BB7, but BB6 LOL... it will take time for people to accept BB10
AnonD-92553, 27 Mar 2013Lumia 620 is a mid range not entry level. And at first I also thought that a mid range lumia c... moreFor your viewing pleasure:
Nothing says "entry level" more than 512mb ram and dial-core 1 ghz cpu nowadays. Couple that with 3.8" 480x800 screen and you got precisely that: entry-level, hardware-wise.
Now about the performance: read the comment I replied to. He is comparing a cheap Windows Phone that is cheap because of its hardware with flagship hardware. That the entry level phone runs so smoothly is a point in MS and Nokia's favor, the ones he was trying to bash.
Shaggy, 27 Mar 2013I'm super curious about these "7 markets", that WP outsells iOS. Are these markets w... morethe so called "7 markets" are actually 7 of the microsoft employee's households where they are not allowed to have anything else than a Windows Phone LOL.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2013iphone sale in america is losing its ground and share price and profits going downhill. I don'... moreit may be loosing ground here in the US, but not to the Nokia 620 lol... the 620 has no ground at all...
AnonD-127962, 27 Mar 2013Windows mobile os is very fluent and not as buggy as android. I had enough of android os ,swit... moreAgreed with you. WP have very consistent performance. Jst lack some apps but basic daily use apps are available.
TheAgent, 27 Mar 2013Are you for real?! Did you just compare Nokia's entry level phone with Samsung's just retired ... moreLumia 620 is a mid range not entry level. And at first I also thought that a mid range lumia can't be compares with android high end or iphone but after usingd 620 I realize that in wp8 devices difference is jst for hardware and OS performance is quit good along all series. Like in 920 u have gorilla glass and pure view cam but in 620 there nothing like this but overall Phone performance is at par with 920.
Have anybody noticed that the article posted speaks about Microsoft and windows phones without mentioning any brand particularly? And its not the first time.
Nokia lumia series is pretty good and affordable. I jst bought lumia 620 a mid range and its quit good phone. Performance is at par woth iPhone but sadly there's not much apps for wp8. Microsoft should attract developers toward wp platform.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2013They have achieved that by heavily discounting the phones. You can buy a Nokia 620 in the UK f... moreAre you for real?! Did you just compare Nokia's entry level phone with Samsung's just retired flagship, and Apple's current flagship phone?! Shouldn't you be comparing Lumia 920 with those two?
Dan, 27 Mar 2013Windows Phone 8 is a buggy and very limited OS. Multitasking is pathetic and "Live Tiles&... moreWindows mobile os is very fluent and not as buggy as android. I had enough of android os ,switched to windows and very pleased with it. Market is limited yes but u can get enough apps.
im huge fan of android ,currently owning htc 0ne x and Galaxy beam.they are super in their categories. ios is dated os by years but i still choose iPhone then windows 8 .its just bullshit.its restricted as ios but not similarities features.i was happen to buy nokia lumia800 but couldnt go long ,sold it for chepest price on ebay.