Recently headlines such as Windows Phone is Dead have dominated the tech press after Microsoft released their most recent earnings report. The report was very good overall but it had one significant blemish - Windows Phone....More
In their second quarter report Microsoft revealed that only 4.5 million Lumia handsets were sold between October and December 2015. Two quarters earlier, April to June 2014, they had sold 10.5 million Lumia devices. That is more than a 50% drop in sales over a six month period but they did make major changes to the phone business starting in July 2015 so this is showing the direct impact of those changes.
If you keep an eye on social media then the last week has been an emotional roller coaster for fans of the platform. There has been wide ranging discussion about what exactly caused the demise of Windows Phone and what could save it however, I am not convinced there is just a single solution to solve this dilemma or that it is even recoverable.
So is it time to seriously consider other platforms? There is certainly not a lack of Microsoft apps and services on the two major platforms, iOS and Android, so which would you choose and why?
We want to hear from you and understand where you would end up if Windows Phone completely disappeared from Microsoft's ecosystem.
Please be sure to comment and let us know why you would move to that specific platform.
Like many, I was hoping to see a new Lumia flagship before the end of 2014, and while I was pleasantly surprised in some ways by both the Lumia 735 and 830, neither offers the level of performance or best-in-market camera quality I had come to expected from Microsoft/Nokia's high-end devices. So I pulled the trigger on an unlocked Windows Phone flagship that will hopefully take me through at least the first half of this year. Or until Microsoft gets off its low-end fixation and satisfies the needs of its biggest fans....More
It's been a while since the last What I Use, but there haven't been many major changes since late last year: Surface Pro 3 has become my go-to travel companion, I've added a third cellphone line for testing Windows Phone, Android and iPhone side-by-side, and have rotated through some new tablets and other devices. We've also switched from FIOS to Comcast and added to our set-top box collection....More