Do you want a Windows Phone? 19% of potential buyers do!

Study and research isn’t required to tell you three things. Android mobile devices dominate the phone world, Apple is starting to lose some ground (and RIM has already lost plenty) and Windows Phone gets people talking, but doesn’t produce the market share to complement the feedback the OS gets.

But now a study by Prosper Insights and Analytics has shown that yes, Android is the top dog, but when it comes to the next phone you lovely people are considering, 19% of you are looking to Microsoft and a Windows Phone.

Based around the short-term plans of the people surveyed, those looking to buy a new smartphone in the first 90 days of 2013 overwhelmingly chose Android over any other handset type, with Apple the closest at 35%. Windows Phone and RIM lag behind Apple with 19% and 11% respectively. We know you’re thinking that “these figures don’t add up” and you’re right. There is a degree of overlap in the percentages, so while some people will exclusively go with Android, others might have a backup or second choice of Windows Phone.

While the main focus was going to be on Android and Apple fighting it out amongst the age groups, it’s a good thing to see Microsoft and its Windows Phone getting better numbers than RIM and its Blackberrys, even if this is all hypothetical – considering does not mean purchasing!

When all is said and done, and the number processed and picked at, it goes to show that Microsoft and the Windows Phone platform is gaining ground, at least in the minds of the consumer.

Source and Image: Forbes

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Reputation is everything, maintain a good reputation and the people will love you even before they see your product, maintain a customer milking reputation like Microsoft, and many customers will not choose you even if you had the best product.

Yes! I would CERTAINLY buy one if Sprint carried the GOOD models. I am stuck with Sprint for the time being but their phone selection is abysmal.

I wanted to buy a Windows Phone, but I cannot find an unlocked one, I ordered Nexus 4, canceled the order, waited 2 months, and there are still no Unlocked Windows Phones at a good price, so I just ordered another Nexus 4. (I still may cancel the order if there is a better choice).

john.smith_2084 said,
I wanted to buy a Windows Phone, but I cannot find an unlocked one, I ordered Nexus 4, canceled the order, waited 2 months, and there are still no Unlocked Windows Phones at a good price, so I just ordered another Nexus 4. (I still may cancel the order if there is a better choice).
in Austria we mostly only have unlocked or open phones, they are called Vertragfrei Handy...meaning non-contract phones... Our best online stores would be amazon.at or mediamarkt.at not sure if it helps.

I'm android all the way, but because of many reasons. I dislike Apple's tightfisted system and see Microsoft going that way too. I could overlook that in the end if I could at least get root and all the core apps I've come to rely on, which really shouldn't be that big a request in a year's time. IF all that is in place, I actually LIKE the windows tiled phone OS, it makes the most sense and seems to look and function pretty well. I'm curious to see if it's performance is any better in real world use. Again I'm always rooting for players like Windows phone and Blackberry to thrive as it would be better for us all in the end.

RobLWin said,
I just got my HTC Windows Phone 8X and could not be happier! The thing is great !
how is the windows os like? And is there free games on it...also how is the mediaplayer? I was thinking of getting Htc 8S...but not sure anymore..
However i love my windows 8 on my lappy...but how is it on a cell?

jp.vdvyver said,
how is the windows os like? And is there free games on it...also how is the mediaplayer? I was thinking of getting Htc 8S...but not sure anymore..
However i love my windows 8 on my lappy...but how is it on a cell?

It is good; I am not very much in playing games on the phone other than Fruit Ninja therefore I cannot comment on the matter; the music side is a mess though.
I like very much the GUI of the device.

I think a better question is, "What reason or rationale do you have for buying any kind of smartphone?" If it's work related, I would accept that. If it's personal reasons, I'd like to know what a smartphone provides that you couldn't do on your home computer. If it's "shiny" reasons, then you might need to reevaluate your life.

What about "auxiliary brain"? My smartphone enables me to make highly informed decisions with incredible speed - for example, say my friends and I want to get a bite to eat spontaneously - within seconds, I can look up the nearby restaurants, get ratings, and find the best out of the available options.

Or, say I'm on the side of the road with a broken-down car, and can accurately give AAA the exact coordinates of my location.

Or, say I have a job that requires me to be on-call at any given moment - I can remote-desktop into a PC and make some quick changes without having to go anywhere.

Or, say I'm with a group of friends, and there's a debate over a given topic. I can look up the topic online, and within seconds, be able to get informed on the facts about it, without resorting to hearsay or rumors.

I could go on for quite a while.

With Nokia coming on strong with these rumored new Lumia phones soon I can see good things. MS also now has a partnership with Samsung to push WP for business which should be interesting. We know Nokia will have a event at Mobile World Congress so I hope we see at least 2 new devices going on sale in a few months.

I wanted a windows phone for a while but recently got to mess with a lumia 920 for a considerable amount of time, now I'm not so sure I want one, very dull and uninspiring, limiting, not much you can really do with it, as far as customizing goes it reminds me of ios,I could see myself liking it for the first couple of days and then wanting to unload it, nice phone with a nice os but its just not for me.

Order_66 said,
I wanted a windows phone for a while but recently got to mess with a lumia 920 for a considerable amount of time, now I'm not so sure I want one, very dull and uninspiring, limiting, not much you can really do with it, as far as customizing goes it reminds me of ios,I could see myself liking it for the first couple of days and then wanting to unload it, nice phone with a nice os but its just not for me.

Do you care to elaborate more your problem with lumia 920?.

Brony said,

Do you care to elaborate more your problem with lumia 920?.

Not really, I actually liked the phone and the OS, didn't really have any sort of actual "problem" with it, seemed very fast and stable but as I said it was just plain boring at least for me though it does have a lot of potential.

I am going to spend some more time with it this weekend and instead of pointing out it's flaws I am going to offer my own suggestions on how I think it could be improved because really it doesn't have any actual "flaws" that I can think of I just think the experience could be better in a couple of areas especially in regards to customizing the look and feel of the OS without taking away the whole metro tile feel to it.

I bought my HTC Windows Phone 8S before Christmas and I'm liking it. There are some things that I think could be improved, though I think that the audio quality is excellent through headphones, its fairly smallish and very light. The battery is decent too. The games are good, though some are too expensive when compared to their counterparts on other mobile operating systems, however the link into my Xbox gamertag and avatar is excellent!

I think MS's share could have been higher if they were actively releasing updates to the OS that add needed/wanted features. The Portico update added a few new features, but was more about stability than anything else. As a platform, when compared feature for feature to Android or iOS - and I don't mean 3rd party apps - there's still a lot of ground for MS to cover for them to approach OS platform parity. I was an Android user for years, and I switched to WP8 thinking I wouldn't miss much, which is true but I'd also like to see new things too.

I'd make a list but there's no point, since it's already been done. http://windowsphone.uservoice..../101801-feature-suggestions

For the last couple of months I was thinking about getting one.
I have a Iphone 3GS now it has always done me well.
I just got a new Nokia 920 on Monday and I have to say I love it.
My wife liked mind so much she ordered one for herself to replace her Iphone 4S.

if ios 7 does not bring in any flexibility, then my next phone will very well be a windows phone. I have invested big time over the past 4 years into apple products, and to me the usability, though simple has not changed. Apple should listen to its consumers more often....

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