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Microsoft Windows Phone Headed Toward Zombieland?
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PedroGonzales
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2/5/2016 | 10:21:37 AM
Re: Not out of the game yet
@Tan. I agree. I think windows phone will go the way of blackberry.  Since they are  business, they already ask themselves. Why support an entity that is losing rather than making money? Would anyone here support a windows phone for personal or professional use.  I think they arrive at the game too late.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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2/2/2016 | 2:09:46 AM
Re: Not out of the game yet
I did not see the point to have a Windows phone, either. The advantage for Windows phone may be the ability to run Windows applications. But if I need to use Windows application, why not use Surface instead? I don't see the Apps currently available on Windows Phone are so attractive.
progman2000
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progman2000,
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2/1/2016 | 4:06:32 PM
Re: Not out of the game yet
Thanks for that. I hate to say it, but I think I might need to give the Surface a look (gasp).
TerryB
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2/1/2016 | 1:20:21 PM
Re: Enterprise sales?
@progman, not so sure related to that old bully hate but agree there is stigma. This universal apps is a double edged sword: If their O/S and apps (think IE) were great, best of breed, then that would be strength for phone. But since o/s is despised for how easy malware corrupts and IE is a hated browser (in terms of app compatibility) compared to Chrome, why would anyone want phone with same issues?

Did you know that Sharepoint 2013, their latest released version of SP, will not run without Compat Mode in IE11 legacy browser? And forget running in Edge browser.

Until they get their act together (if ever), more and more people are going to turn away from them completely. We are an Active Directory company and have a standard of Win 7 Business desktops. Yet I'm about ready to standardize on Chrome for browser because it runs Sharepoint 2013 better and also my Extjs (HTML5) apps I've written for company. How sad is that?
mejiac
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mejiac,
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2/1/2016 | 12:44:27 PM
Re: Not out of the game yet
@programn2000,

I share my personal experience, so hopefully it'll help you make a decision:

- I love that Android tablets allow a great deal of flexibility, mostly with media. I can plug to my PC via USB and transfer files easilly. The main pain point is not all apps are optimized for whichever version of android device you have, so it's a hit and miss. I have a nexus 7, so it's pure android, so you always get the most recent updates.

- Surface is by far the best for productivity. The keyboard is very responsive, and it's my next option when compared to a laptop keyboard. It has it's fair share of apps for entertainment purposes, but if you're looking for the most recent app support, that's it's short fall.

- Ipads have the best app ecosystem, but media consumption I favor Android, and for productivity I favor surface.

Of all devices, web browsing on Ipads is smoother.

Hope this helps
mejiac
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mejiac,
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2/1/2016 | 12:38:14 PM
Re: Not out of the game yet
@shakeeb,

I have android, iOS and Windows devices, so I do agree that Android hast the larger number, but of all ecosystems iOS is both the most stable and better quality. I've used the same app accross platforms, and iOS is the only one that never crashes and gets updates more frequently.

 
mejiac
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mejiac,
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2/1/2016 | 12:35:42 PM
Re: Enterprise sales?
@shakeeb,

A little of both. Microsoft did a great job at allowing all platforms to run Microsoft Office Mobile, but I think what can differentiate windows phones from others is a more collaborative ecosystem.

Windows 10 has done a great job at allowing both apps and desktop applications run smoothly. It's this same win that it might get them gaining more momentum.
Michelle
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Michelle,
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1/31/2016 | 10:47:21 PM
Re: Not out of the game yet
They have brought the Surface tablet onto many TV sets too. I don't care much about the tablet but I've heard they're quite nice. 
yalanand
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yalanand,
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1/31/2016 | 9:42:58 PM
Re: Enterprise sales?
@Broadway: We're at the third version and still MS is licking its fresh wounds. Maybe MS would pull out. If only the app store was good enough. Even the design of the app store is pathetic. When will MS make some good design for their apps?
yalanand
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yalanand,
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1/31/2016 | 9:17:43 PM
Re: Not out of the game yet
@Shakeeb: windows isn't the right choice maybe because of its complicated design rules. Developing an app for Windows phone is a pain. However I think windows is the best OS to run phones on, with its minimal to no lag even after years of use and amazing memory management. People should have known that bigger isn't always better. The Lumia with the 512 mb ram was faster than the Android with 2gb.
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