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Microsoft should "give up Windows Phone, go Android"...

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    "The real answer is: give up Windows Phone, go Android, and embrace and extend

    embrace, extend, exterminate

    strategy for entering product categories involving widely used standards, extending those standards with proprietary capabilities, and then using those differences to disadvantage its competitors.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrac...and_extinguish

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Any Windows phone would have to be Wp8 and up -- I agree there though on that one. I don't like WP7 either.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hey Jimbo, I think it was WP7, have to dig it out and check for sure. Was there that big if a change between 7 and 8? I honestly haven't followed the development that closely.
    I can't speak of WP7, for I never had one, but the difference between WP8 and WP8.1 is like night and day. Many more added features.

    You may want to read through some of Brink's tutorials to get a glimpse. Keep in mind that he adds to them frequently.

    Windows 8 Tutorials[1]=Windows%20Phone%208

    Ok, it's a Lumia 520 with wp8, upgrading to 8.1 right now. Will give it another test drive.
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    Strongly disagree with the article -- MS should either stick with their phone approach or get out of the market altogether.

    If they were to join the Android market, what would distinguish their phone from the Samsungs, the LGs, the Motorolas? I they were to run an unlocked Android OS, and NOT cripple it, they would still have to deal with the likes of Verizon and AT&T (in the US) who are infamous for blocking OS functions on the phones they support.

    I already have a "crippled" Android phone (the Samsung GS5); I see no point in trading this in for another, simply because that one is associated with MS.

    As to having their own spin on an OS, latest stuff I read about Samsung's Tizen phones is that they are not (surprise!) doing well. No reason to suspect that MS taking that approach would do any better.

    I think what MS wants as a long-term strategy is to become the new Blackberry -- the ubiquitous cell phone that practically every manager carried with them (at least, when I was working it seemed every Manager had a BB). But, I think that market opportunity has long gone -- and Android and iOS will continue to dominate the cell phone market for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post

    Hey Jimbo, I think it was WP7, have to dig it out and check for sure. Was there that big if a change between 7 and 8? I honestly haven't followed the development that closely.
    I can't speak of WP7, for I never had one, but the difference between WP8 and WP8.1 is like night and day. Many more added features.

    You may want to read through some of Brink's tutorials to get a glimpse. Keep in mind that he adds to them frequently.

    Windows 8 Tutorials[1]=Windows%20Phone%208

    Ok, it's a Lumia 520 with wp8, upgrading to 8.1 right now. Will give it another test drive.
    Cool.

    Please let us know how it goes.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    I can't speak of WP7, for I never had one, but the difference between WP8 and WP8.1 is like night and day. Many more added features.

    You may want to read through some of Brink's tutorials to get a glimpse. Keep in mind that he adds to them frequently.

    Windows 8 Tutorials[1]=Windows%20Phone%208

    Ok, it's a Lumia 520 with wp8, upgrading to 8.1 right now. Will give it another test drive.
    Cool.

    Please let us know how it goes.
    Taking awhile, must be a major change. Looking forward to see if much better than what came stock.
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  6. #16


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    I had an Iphone 3g for a few months then went Android then last December I bought the Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows 8 phone. The OS is so much better than Android. I do admit as of now Android has more features in their OS and WP8 lacks on apps but I could not stand the laggyness of Android.

    I can't ever see Microsoft doing Android.

    Jim
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