Strategy Analytics offers a downbeat view on Windows Phone, predicting the OS will account for...

Strategy Analytics offers a downbeat view on Windows Phone, predicting the OS will account for only 4% of the 123M smartphone it expects to be sold in the U.S. this year. Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping the fall arrival of Windows Phone 8, together with a flurry of device launches from Nokia (NOK) and others with AT&T and Verizon, will let the OS break out in Q4. Nielsen estimates WP only made up 1.7% of smartphone sales in Q2.

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  • russellm454
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    I thoroughly love my Windows phone. It's a 7.0 Samsung Focus upgraded to 7.5. My wife loves her Lumia 900. Microsoft's marketing has not hit the mark and the timing of the Lumia 900 left a bad taste in techies mouths due to the lack of an 8.0 upgrade. This all being said I'll be getting the Win8 Phone when it arrives and feel if others would give it a shot they would jump off the iPhone wagon.
    18 Jul 2012, 06:49 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    The Windows Phone ad campaign is tepid at best.


    Very little awareness outside of a core group of enthusiasts.


    How many of your friends own a MSFT OS phone?


    Very few.
    18 Jul 2012, 07:10 PM Reply Like
  • WhatdoIknow1
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    It's still a positive move in the right direction.
    18 Jul 2012, 07:20 PM Reply Like
  • ttc537dp
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    I bought one, I intro it to a few friends, two of them bought 710 finally.
    18 Jul 2012, 08:38 PM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    People are impressed when I show it to them (my lumia 900), but I never hear those magic word, "i have to get one!"


    I am pissed about not getting an upgrade to 8, since I was one who took the plunge and took a chance on the Lumia, which I do like the phone very much. In my mind, I only recommend iPhone or Lumia when someone asks me about what new smartphone to get.


    My wife tried out a Galaxy s3 and let me tell you its a piece of shit. Its a tampon with a big screen on it. I can't believe that Android is getting even more complicated now, I had to trouble shoot her phone with Amazon because we got a defective battery, only lasted 3 hours. So we exchanged it for an iPhone for her, she is much more content.


    I keep saying, Windows will eventually overtake android, I think consumer frustration with that shitty OS will eventually over ride the cool factor of it. MS needs to take advantage of this fact, and market to those of us who are fed up with a buggy, over complicated OS and give us something fresh.
    19 Jul 2012, 10:13 AM Reply Like
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