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The end is nigh
Snn5
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Re: The end is nigh
47seijar
Sr. Member

The only good news is that Microsoft has the cash to continue pushing Windows Mobile if they so choose. They spent several years doing exactly that for Xbox while it lost money every year. Eventually Microsoft's commitment paid off and Xbox makes money now. The question becomes if Microsoft actually sees any potential for profit in mobile. Does anybody think the Surface Phone will turn things around? Blackberry thought BB10 would do the same thing, and then the move to Android was supposed to bring them back to a modicum of relevance. Didn't happen. How long before Microsoft waves the white flag and abandons Windows Mobile?

Re: The end is nigh
mama23dogs
Sr. Leader

Half of those were the 920 and 635 lumia cheapo phones....

Cue "Taps".  

BLackberry is is next if the Android BB blend doesn't take off.

Re: The end is nigh
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

They'll do fine. A lot of people were turned off on the 950/XL. Even reports of bugs that may have spurred sales to lower waiting for bug fixes. Also with rumors of the surface phones people may be holding out in hopes of a more universal carrier device like the iPhone and Nexus devices. I bought the 950 and I do like the platform, but the Surface phone is going to make or break it for me. I am tired of carrying 2 devices whenever I want to use Windows Phone. Nitpicking I know, but I paid for it and I have expectations for my money 🙂

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Snn5
Sr. Leader

Even Win10 is having its own growing pains. In this case carriers have to sell or allow a WinPho on the network.  Xboxes worked on most any TV.

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Snn5
Sr. Leader

All the fuss over the Priv and you hear little about it on the carriers who do have it.

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Snn5
Sr. Leader

The WinPho app store is sad...IDC how much some fanbois say it has all it needs.

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mama23dogs
Sr. Leader

Snn5 wrote:

All the fuss over the Priv and you hear little about it on the carriers who do have it.

I Have seen a couple posts  on ATT, problems with battery life.

Re: The end is nigh
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Ironically on all the platforms I use these apps. Office apps, Skype, Hulu, Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Wordfeud. As long as those apps are there everything else is gravy lol. I wrote the apps I need for work so there are on all platforms I wish to code with.

Re: The end is nigh
jsh17001
Novice

Check Windows Central for better articles about the future of Windows Phone. The Verge is a rag.