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(Comscore)   Latest US smartphone market stats show Microsoft selling almost 40% as many handsets as industry heavyweight RIM, which would have been great news 8-10 years ago   (comscore.com) divider line 20
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2012-09-28 11:27:25 AM
I love my mango 7.5. No problems at all.
 
2012-09-28 11:51:23 AM
Can't wait for the new Nokias with WP8. Amazing new feature set.
 
2012-09-28 11:55:10 AM
I'm planning to buy a Windows 8 phone and tablet when they come out next month, assuming there's not some horrible details that come out between now and then.
 
2012-09-28 12:05:32 PM

Crudbucket: I'm planning to buy a Windows 8 phone and tablet when they come out next month, assuming there's not some horrible details that come out between now and then.


If you buy at launch, you'll be the one posting the horrible details.
 
2012-09-28 12:43:50 PM
I will be getting L920 and selling my L900
 
2012-09-28 01:32:34 PM
Looking forward to seeing Windows Phone 8.
 
2012-09-28 01:35:32 PM
Eh, I think Microsoft is only out to gain a foothold in the market while preparing for more powerful x86 SoCs to come out.
 
2012-09-28 01:56:44 PM
I don't pay a whole lot of attention to the sales figures, so I'm a little surprised to see "Google" (presumably Android devices) outselling "Apple" (presumably iPhone). Most smartphone owners I know use iPhones. My fellow programmers and I tend to have Android devices.

Huh.
 
2012-09-28 03:25:20 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: I don't pay a whole lot of attention to the sales figures, so I'm a little surprised to see "Google" (presumably Android devices) outselling "Apple" (presumably iPhone). Most smartphone owners I know use iPhones. My fellow programmers and I tend to have Android devices.

Huh.


Attach shiny and easy to use to a status symbol, it's no surprise iphones are the front runner. I see mostly teens and university students with the iphones. The business suit types I see are usually on android.
 
2012-09-28 03:29:56 PM
The only person I know who still has a Blackberry -- this is not a joke -- is homeless.
 
2012-09-28 05:59:05 PM
Subby needs a remedial course in what market share is. This is install base, as in what people have right now, which is a different metric than what "is selling" today or this month.
 
2012-09-28 06:24:27 PM

hitmanric: I love my mango 7.5. No problems at all.


Are you looking forward to upgrading to 8? ;)
/twists knife a bit

Crudbucket: I'm planning to buy a Windows 8 phone and tablet when they come out next month, assuming there's not some horrible details that come out between now and then.


So you're okay with any horrible details that have already been released?

State_College_Arsonist: Eh, I think Microsoft is only out to gain a foothold in the market while preparing for more powerful x86 SoCs to come out.


The L920 is already supposed to be heavy enough for Naomi Campbell to use it as a weapon - I hope Microsoft can develop some battery technology while it's waiting for those more powerful chips.

MrEricSir: The only person I know who still has a Blackberry -- this is not a joke -- is homeless.


/obligatory "Crackberry" one-liner

oren0: Subby needs a remedial course in what market share is. This is install base, as in what people have right now, which is a different metric than what "is selling" today or this month.


TFA's headline "comScore Reports July 2012 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share" could lead to confusion, but yeah, it's definitely install base, not unit sales.
 
2012-09-28 06:28:41 PM

MrEricSir: The only person I know who still has a Blackberry -- this is not a joke -- is homeless.


Which is weird because there's a service premium to use a BB (on Sprint's network at least).

/posted from BB on Sprint network
//will stick around to see BB 10
 
2012-09-28 10:49:54 PM

dbirchall: hitmanric: I love my mango 7.5. No problems at all.

Are you looking forward to upgrading to 8? ;)
/twists knife a bit



Enjoying Siri and Apple Maps navigation on the iPhone 4?

Windows Phone 7.8 gives you the resizable tiles from 8 and some other new customization features. Most existing Windows Phone customers aren't going to be all that put off since a new OS that that supports NFC, HD screen resolutions, and removable memory isn't going to be of any use to them because of their hardware.

Also, for Nokia Lumia customers, they already have some of the other features in WP8 right now (Counters, Camera Extras). All MS and Nokia has to do is keep supporting these phones until those early WP customers are eligible for upgrade.
 
2012-09-29 02:59:26 AM
I have a Samsung Focus WP7, and previously was an iPhone user. I really want toget the Lumia 920, but there is such a severe lack of apps for Windows Phone, that I may jump back to iPhone.

It's a catch 22. No one is making apps, because no one is buying the phones. No one is buying the phones because there are no apps.

The WP UI is so much better than iOS. iOS looks like windows 98 now. It's completely antiquated and boring.
If WP gets a few key apps (Square reader, Mint, Instagram are all rumored) I may stick with MS.
 
2012-09-29 04:08:39 AM

SuburbanCowboy: I have a Samsung Focus WP7, and previously was an iPhone user. I really want toget the Lumia 920, but there is such a severe lack of apps for Windows Phone, that I may jump back to iPhone.

It's a catch 22. No one is making apps, because no one is buying the phones. No one is buying the phones because there are no apps.

The WP UI is so much better than iOS. iOS looks like windows 98 now. It's completely antiquated and boring.
If WP gets a few key apps (Square reader, Mint, Instagram are all rumored) I may stick with MS.


I can't decide whether you sound more like a BlackBerry user, or a WebOS user. Either way, can't you somehow root that and install Android?
 
2012-09-29 11:53:26 AM

AcneVulgaris: Crudbucket: I'm planning to buy a Windows 8 phone and tablet when they come out next month, assuming there's not some horrible details that come out between now and then.

If you buy at launch, you'll be the one posting the horrible details.


But that's okay. Because as we've seen with Apple Maps, Apple users have constantly reminded me it's okay to release a sub-par product that is a few years behind the competition, because with time, they'll catch up and surpass the competition in a few years.

So I'm sure they'll all be defending Microsoft entering the touchscreen world even though they'll be behind on a few features.
 
2012-09-29 11:33:47 PM
I didn't know Microsoft sold handsets. I thought they made an OS used in other company's handsets.
 
2012-09-30 03:21:27 AM

kg2095: I didn't know Microsoft sold handsets. I thought they made an OS used in other company's handsets.


I think they do make an OS, although from these stats, I'm a little unsure about it being used.
 
2012-10-01 11:54:21 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: I don't pay a whole lot of attention to the sales figures, so I'm a little surprised to see "Google" (presumably Android devices) outselling "Apple" (presumably iPhone). Most smartphone owners I know use iPhones. My fellow programmers and I tend to have Android devices.

Huh.


There are a _lot_ of low-end android devices out there.
 
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