What about the video playback apps in WP 8? Are there apps to playback videos of all formats like android?
cellmaniac, 05 Mar 2013It was a smartest move by Nokia to focus on a sole platform and ecosystem which is still emerg... morethat was a good article.
But I want to add something
You said "Its a 3 horse race henceforth. Apple with iOS, Samsung Galaxy with Android and Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone. Rest are going to eat dust with continuing losses."
More horses are soon adding. Like Sony..they are really trying very hard this time and if you see there financial statement it shows improvement and same goes to there marketing strategy. But now Sony is only focusing on high end phone instead of low end and same goes to HTC but I think HTC will take time to back on track.Both HTC and Sony says no to budget phone so, I think they'll tarket only mid and high range phones.
Now LG...well LG is also trying very hard, they also come up with all types phones in MWC, but the problem is that they don't give any addtional value product with there phone(Like Nokia ,exclusive apps, HTC beats audio etc) and they also do not market there technology like other do, Nokia with pureview, Clear Black display etc, Samsung - Super Amoled display, Apple - Retna display .....and many more.
and now Motorola and Google are working together to come up with a x-phone. All who like Android surely consider this phone and we all know how strong Google is. They are also provide value product.
So, I think there are more horses which will carry smartphone market and many new company are also coming in market.
Competition is getting tougher day by day and who will get benefit from this competition....surely us(customer).
come on dude....!u can't even compare galaxy ace with Nokia lumia 620.......just use a galaxy ace in one hand and any lumia device in other u will get my point......
yoel, 05 Mar 2013What phone is better nokia 620 or galaxy ace?Specwise the 620 is way better.
Nokia Lumia is getting launched on 2nd Week of March, 2013 in India.Exact cost will be Rs. 15199. Its final and confirm news now.
Pre orders are already started.Bingooooooooo
yoel, 05 Mar 2013What phone is better nokia 620 or galaxy ace?Though 620 is better is terms of everything. Considering the price of Ace is now Rs.9000. If you are tight on budget go for Ace else 620
cellmaniac, 05 Mar 2013It was a smartest move by Nokia to focus on a sole platform and ecosystem which is still emerg... moreThank you Oh Great One with such a delightful insight about the phones and OS we will all be using. It was a real pleasure to read this. :)
TheApprentice, 05 Mar 2013Though its a good thing that Nokia is given its 100% to the platform, at the same time I feel ... moreIt was a smartest move by Nokia to focus on a sole platform and ecosystem which is still emerging and has very less competition within itself. Android is very crowded, every tom, dic and harry manufacturer makes Android phone and Samsung's dominance is so huge that they share large chunk of profit in Android ecosystem and more than 40% of volumes as well. Every other reputed manufacturer is in losses. Samsung, as a whole electronics company is very large and produces most of components on a own so they can compete with every other manufacturer on scale and price point. It would have been very difficult for Nokia too to compete against volumes and profit of Samsung and against all other Android OEMs especially Chinese.
The second smart move from Nokia was to focus on its own branding- Lumia than windows phone and differentiate from everyone else. The impact was so hard that HTC which was very early entrant in WP just burnt their hands. With WP8, they tried really hard again but even after being promoted heavily by MS as signature WP devices, HTC's share within WP ecosystem is just below 15%. HTC is burnt in Android already while Samsung had similar strategy in Android to solely focus on one thing as Nokia has with WP. January '13 was 12th consecutive month of loss for HTC. Its hard to believe that this company once dominated Android till early 2011. Sony and others were always small players in smartphone race though I appreciate Sony's focus and try to be offer something unique and relevant in Android.
Another smart move from Nokia was to tie up with third party develops and release exclusive apps and bring whatever new things possible to its Lumia range. Along with that, the unique design language set by Nokia for Lumia series and its accessories helped a lot in brand building. Today, you can recognize Lumia instantly from a crowd of hundreds of similar looking phones. It all paid off and now, no doubt Lumia is much popular brand today than WP itself. Even if Samsung decide to focus on WP in futre, it will be very hard for them to compete against Nokia.
Its a 3 horse race henceforth. Apple with iOS, Samsung Galaxy with Android and Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone. Rest are going to eat dust with continuing losses. Nokia today enjoys 78% market share within WP ecosystem. Even if WP itself is very small, its a fastest growing OS and already set to cross 5% market share in most of markets. Having sole powerful player in such an emerging ecosystem, powering such platform by own location services to get user data (really important for any company especially the one into location business) is nothing short of a big deal for Nokia. In the end, its all about brand building and profits while being relevant in long term!
cellmaniac, 05 Mar 2013Yeah! Saw that! Nokia is on fire! Updating its apps and services and constantly bringing somet... moreThough its a good thing that Nokia is given its 100% to the platform, at the same time I feel sad that its being neglected by other manufacturer, or they are in a habit of Android that Google should fetch the developers, similarly they are expecting MS to fetch it. On the other hand I am also thinking that MS is doing this on purpose so that Nokia gets all the attention and it goes head to head with world smartphone leaders again. MS develops only the core system while Nokia does spotlight work. Nokia still has a large fan base, that jumped on Android or iOS only cause they had no option. Well whatever it is the platform is gaining ground and I am loving it.
TheApprentice, 05 Mar 2013Nokia is really turning up the heat with the updates. Head over to wpcentral and check out the... moreYeah! Saw that! Nokia is on fire! Updating its apps and services and constantly bringing something new to the table! Henceforth, it will be pointless to buy non-Nokia Windows Phone.
Nokia is really turning up the heat with the updates. Head over to wpcentral and check out the recent news.
fayez7s, 05 Mar 2013Does Lumia 620 feature super sensitive touch?Yes it sometimes too sensitive
fayez7s, 05 Mar 2013Does Lumia 620 feature super sensitive touch?No.
Athull, 05 Mar 2013Well i dont use it too, but almost everytime wp8 apps issue is talked about the first comment ... moreHaha...true I don't know why instagram is so important app, none of my friend use it and wonder if I use in future.
Anyway.... If anyone want to laugh, I find this an old humor video on Instagram ( most of you already watch this)
cellmaniac, 05 Mar 2013Great if it comes to Windows Phone! But I still think Instagram is irrelevant in India! Nobody... moreWell i dont use it too, but almost everytime wp8 apps issue is talked about the first comment that always comes up is that " wp app store is empty not even instagram is present..." so apparently its a big deal for people in U.S and Europe but i think it would take around 2 years more befoe it is of any importance to indians.