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Windows 8 is no iphone killer

  1. #51


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    so, this means all 25 windows phone users like their phones.
    Hi there
    you mean they've even reached double figures yet.

    cheers
    jimbo

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    I myself have gotten a few of my friends to switch to Windows Phone. They're not tech heads or metro lovers or anything, and they love their Windows Phone and wouldn't use android or iphone. I also have gotten a few more of my friends to switch to Windows Phone 8 handsets when their contracts are up for renewal as they've become exceedingly annoyed at their android phones. Tell me, have you ever seen someone get so pissed at their phone, that they actually bit it so hard to the point that the screen shattered? A hint, you won't see that happening with an iphone or Windows Phone user.

    And yes, there are a class of people that don't share other peoples' thoughts and opinions.
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  3. #53


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    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Android phones are purchased by a wide variety of people, many who do not know about their phone OS or how to use it. Of course satisfaction levels will be lower. Especially on the people with free android bricks running some old OS and less ram than the original nexus had. People who buy droids because they run Android are mostly all satisfied.
    Pretty much the point exactly.

    Android SDK version market shares - AppBrain

    One can't possibly say that the overwhelmingly huge chunk of android users that are still on older versions on newly built phones are satisfied with phones to the greatest possible extent. Some might like it, most probably don't.

    And THAT, is also my point on how Windows Phone can grow in market share with low end Windows Phone 7.8 handsets and low to mid range Windows Phone 8 handsets.
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  4. #54


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Wait, lemme see if I got this straight. A windows phone website proclaims winphone has this or that success, and you hold it up as absolute proof...??

    You're pulling my leg, right...????
    Windows Phone 7 Edges Android in User Satisfaction | PCWorld

    Windows Phone 7 Scores High in User Satisfaction Survey - Softpedia

    Alright then.
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  6. #56


    Its like politics, give the same facts to two different people and you can get a radically different spin from each side. While I don't have or use an iPhone, I can understand why so many people do.
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  7. #57


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    As I said earlier, surveys are science, but not good science. They are almost always done poorly and without rigor. Throwing around survey results means almost nothing for either side.
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    A very recent one....
    One in three U.S. smartphone subscribers use Apple's iPhone (see the graph)

    According to the latest data from comScore's MobiLens service, Google's Android continued to enjoy the lion's share of the smartphone market, taking 52.2 percent of smartphone subscribers, up 1.4 percent from May, while Apple managed to gain 2 percent to finish with 33.4 percent over the same period. Beleaguered BlackBerry maker RIM continued its decline, dropping 2.1 percent to fall below the 10 percent mark, finishing July with a 9.5 percent share of the market.
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  9. #59


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Well, I don't believe it for a minute. But then again, apple users are all about the look.
    For some that is, no doubt, the issue. Tell ya what, though. If I wasn't so deeply invested in Windows as a developer (I.E. I was just a standard user) I would seriously consider going Apple on my next go 'round. As it is I just bought all new Windows hardware so I'll be sticking around for a long time: but I'll be using most of my existing hardware and software. With this "Modern" look turning up everywhere I'm unlikely to buy anything more from Microsoft for a good while.

    That's OK. Upgrading is sometimes for no other reason than to just get something "new". Maybe I'll give my wallet a break for awhile. ;-)

    -Max
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