keep hoping bro...
wp may have all features of android in 2015 or 2016 maybe.
as long as it is not open source it is of limited use.
shame that in 2014 wp users are hoping for notification n quick toggles.
don't know if they will put forward navigation button in explorer or not.
opera mini is missing.
video sharing over bluetooth sucks.
dont know whether ussd menu are accessible or not.
I agree with Acer. The market share will only grow if the customers are interested, and/or if the phones are sold at a budget price (as the Lumia 520).
To gain consumer interest, it must be a mature platform. At the moment it is not, however WP 8.1 seems to be. If they can release that as soon as possible, then work on getting their OS on par with iOS/Android; they should have no issues.
Soltran, 28 Feb 2014I think Acer strategy make sense. I too as consumer don't want to invest on OS with questionab... moreWith their stupid products up to now, Acer's future in the phone business for the moment is a lot more questionable than that of WP :P
I think Acer strategy make sense. I too as consumer don't want to invest on OS with questionable future.
zandi, 28 Feb 2014Maybe WP phone sells doubled in the last year but global marker share of 3% is not promising..... moreSure, market share for WP may be 3.3% globally. But remember we're talking about EU where WP currently have more than 10% overall market share. WP has become 2nd most popular OS in several countries accross Latin America and EU as well as India. In other words, global market share doesn't always tell the whole truth. Honestly iPhone's market share is only because of the US monopoly as well as great performance in China and Japan. But everywhere else you really don't see stellar performance from this company
Okay, thanks Acer. I don't want your WP based phone. I've enough choice from only one OEM and that is, Nokia.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2014They sold their PC division. Does that equal to Vaio brand, I'm not sure. They did say they ar... moreSony Vaio is the laptop division's name; it looks like Sony will use most advanced features from other divisions, specially TV for the new phones, alongside their already fine models they want to became no 1 regarding hardware first...
AnonD-205075, 28 Feb 2014But didn't Sony sell the Vaio brand? Correct me if I'm wrong.They sold their PC division. Does that equal to Vaio brand, I'm not sure. They did say they are going into overdrive regarding smartphone market, so WP should be next logical move. After that they could even try something like Firefox OS or Ubuntu Mobile, who knows.
AnonD-205075, 28 Feb 2014But didn't Sony sell the Vaio brand?
Correct me if I'm wrong.You are correct because they sold it off a couple of weeks ago so if Sony do make a WP8.1 phone it won't be branded as a VAIO.
I do think WP8.1 will be great and more importantly put the platform on equal footing with Android (it's more direct competitor). However, I think the analysts forecasts and predictions are off; and since when have analysts been accurate? Answer: rarely.
In any case competition is good either way.
I am a proud owner of a lumia 822. Everything that the OS was missing is being added by the windows phone 8.1 update to come in april. After this update, I believe windows phone will be even ahead of android with several exclusive features of its own. e.g. choosing apps that can run in the background even in battery saver mode. a way way better camera than android. call+sms filter.
I believe windows phone is the next big thing in the mobile world.
AnonD-134749, 28 Feb 2014joke??? When was the last time microsoft lost a big war?? ms is not going to ignore mobile worldMS ignored the mobiles world from the beginning... Do you remember WM5? Do you remember that UI? WM was made to be made.... no to be used :)
and now WP8 witch need a couple of years to become competitive(polished)......
Maybe WP phone sells doubled in the last year but global marker share of 3% is not promising... Today annalists say WP to have around 7% in 2018 with Apple at 15% is this promising ? NOT!!!
Maybe MS should say to Acer, we will let you make WP when you reach 15% market share in Europe.... :D