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#1 FMH

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 15:07

http://wmpoweruser.c...ke-ios-by-2016/


IDC and Ovum both predict that Microsoft will overtake Apple by 2015-16. For more information hit the link.


#2 BajiRav

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 15:09

WTF, this is just prediction not truth. "set to overtake" sounds stupid tbh :/

#3 Subject Delta

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 15:11

Given the rather stale reception WP7 appears to be getting in the market in general, i'd say that's nothing more than a wild prediction.

#4 LiveAndFight

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 15:21

Given the rather stale reception WP7 appears to be getting in the market in general, i'd say that's nothing more than a wild prediction.


I don't get what you mean by "stale". Stale to me atleast means old and obsolete, with WP7 being new it can't be "stale". The iPhone on the other hand....

But yeah I agree thats pure speculation based on the current buying rate of WP7 a lot can and will change in 4 years...

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 15:24

I don't get what you mean by "stale".

In this context it means that consumers are not overly impressed - certainly not impressed enough to choose it over iOS.

You claim the iPhone is stale... I personally find the iPhone to be playing catch-up, but the sales figures and fanaticism suggest it is far from "stale"...

#6 LiveAndFight

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 15:26

In this context it means that consumers are not overly impressed - certainly not impressed enough to choose it over iOS.

You claim the iPhone is stale... I personally find the iPhone to be playing catch-up, but the sales figures and fanaticism suggest it is far from "stale"...


Just because some people like eating stale bread doesn't mean its good for you :p.

#7 AnotherITguy

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 15:30

Yes, and the lovely droid is still playing with all its fragmentation issues. If ms really wants to do something serious they need to get cracking on Windows Phone 7.5 in a big hurry.

#8 Subject Delta

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 21:11

I don't get what you mean by "stale". Stale to me atleast means old and obsolete, with WP7 being new it can't be "stale". The iPhone on the other hand....

But yeah I agree thats pure speculation based on the current buying rate of WP7 a lot can and will change in 4 years...


I mean stale in the sense that it's not really being greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm by users. Which is true, WP7 device sales have been poor.

#9 HawkMan

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 22:07

I mean stale in the sense that it's not really being greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm by users. Which is true, WP7 device sales have been poor.


Well they are selling pretty much what is being produced. Right now MS is doing what they did with the original Xbox. laying down the ground work. Enthusiasts are buying it, and regular people are seeing them hearing about them, seeing them on TV. and around the launch of 7.5 Nokia will have handsets ready, and they can do a really major push, and by the time 8 comes around, it should be a well known brand, with everythign regular users want, Fast, smooth and easy.

#10 lalalawawawa

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 22:10

Well they are selling pretty much what is being produced. Right now MS is doing what they did with the original Xbox. laying down the ground work. Enthusiasts are buying it, and regular people are seeing them hearing about them, seeing them on TV. and around the launch of 7.5 Nokia will have handsets ready, and they can do a really major push, and by the time 8 comes around, it should be a well known brand, with everythign regular users want, Fast, smooth and easy.


Agreed!

#11 LiveAndFight

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 00:25

I mean stale in the sense that it's not really being greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm by users. Which is true, WP7 device sales have been poor.


WP7 sales haven't been "poor" this isn't like a console or an operating system, a lot of people are waiting for there contracts to be up or for the next generation of WP7 phones(ones with dual core processors, etc). The one thing I will say is MS screwed themselves by not releasing the phone sooner, which caused a lot of people that I know anyway to get an andriod phone. All of MS problems are centered around OEM's, MS should have stayed with one or two phone manufactures they branched out to multiple OEM's too quickly.

I doubt the WP7 project manager anticipated the amount of hand holding that some OEM's require...*caugh* samsung :/.

#12 XIII

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 00:44

Until NoDo is released, this will only happen MS's wildest dream...

#13 Growled

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:22

It's hard to say what the phone market will look like in say 5 years or so, but it's pretty difficult to imagine Microsoft near the top of the heap at the moment.

#14 CentralDogma

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:57

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Won't it be 0% by 2016?

#15 crazzy88ss

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:09

Yea, anything's over set to over take anything in 5 years...

"OSX set to over take Windows in new computer sales in 5 years!"

common... stupid article. The most you can reasonable predict, as a journalist, in this industry is 2 years. Anything beyond that is wild guessing because things change so damn fast!



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