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Completely agreed with you there. In fact, the only reason I own a Windows Phone as well as a Zune HD rather than an iPhone/Touch is simply because of iTunes. Honestly, it's just awful, completely unreliable and much less user-friendly.

Zune software is just as bad as iTunes. Even worse, the Zune media players and Windows Phone will not work with windows media player. Now the funny thing is! My Android phone Syncs and works 100% with windows media player! Windows media player is far, far better than iTunes MP and Zune MP combined. My Android phone even syncs with outlook with the included HTC App.

The Windows phone metro UI is really bad and limited (space wise). The media player UI is like the Zune media player's UI which I find horrible compared to Android and Apple's iPhone/iPod media player UI.

The metro UI and media Zune style UI has to go. The phone should have native plug and play (sync) support for windows media player.

My droid phone has 7+ desktop sections that I can swipe between and allows visually stunning live apps to run (plus multi-tasking).


Microsoft went in the wrong direction with the windows phone. They have forgot all about the power users and tried to pull an apple with the Zune software/market place.
Edited by Horse Head - 5/23/12 at 10:32pm
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Any proof that a $100 Android headset has equal user satisfaction ratings?
If price is the culprit then we should find equal results for Android. Not sure if Apple offers any iPhones for $100, so I can't speak on that.
Not this again, please refer to this post.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1260648/softpedia-windows-phone-is-outselling-apple-s-iphone-in-china/0_50#post_17308176

Want an Android user satisfaction rating? I'm in Canada, so I will use my carrier as an example.

Galaxy S2 LTE is only $49.99 which is a much better deal than a $99 Lumia 900 IMO.

If you want more examples, there are plenty, but why turn this into an Android vs Windows Phone thread. When it's a Windows Phone vs IOS thread in China, and Microsoft not telling the whole story of their "market share", but I've already covered that.

There may not be $99 iPhone's, but there are $49 iPhone's, again, I'm using my carrier as an example.
Edited by 2010rig - 5/24/12 at 6:48am
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Consumers, by and large, always want to be "A part of the future", so if they "Perceive something as the wave of the future", then they will flood to it in droves... This is why hot "New" products sell like mad, especially if people perceive them as "Hip"...

Though, when something is nice & cheap, that too will draw people in, in droves as well.

It's tough to say what is driving this phenomenal, but one thing is for sure, there is a definite reason...
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post #34 of 41
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Yep, iPhone 5 should be compatible with SCDMA, I read somewhere that they under-estimated the demand for the iPhone in China. Apparently, there are about 15 Million iPhone users on China Mobile right now. Users buy unlocked phones and use them in 2G mode.

iPhone experience in China sucks: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/05/opinion-washburn-iphone-china/
Edited by DuckieHo - 5/24/12 at 7:19am
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iPhone experience in China sucks: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/05/opinion-washburn-iphone-china/

Oh I know, hence my comment about running in 2G mode. Wasn't implying that it was a great experience or anything, but that people still want it eventhough it runs really slow. The article I linked to earlier mentioned it as well.
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Even without an agreement with Apple or a device that’s compatible with its high-speed 3G network, China Mobile still has 15 million iPhone users, spokeswoman Rainie Lei said. Those China Mobile users buy unlocked devices and surf the web at slower 2G speeds, or else connect to Wi-Fi hotspots for a faster connection.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-11/iphone-fails-to-gain-china-share-as-samsung-lead-triples-tech.html
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It's something new and like something new it always sells well at the start.

We'll see if it's still selling that many in a couple more months time.
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It's something new and like something new it always sells well at the start.
We'll see if it's still selling that many in a couple more months time.


That is absolutely not true..... Just because something new does not mean it always sells well. In fact, most new products do NOT sell well from the start. Only once there is a branding or establishment, then this might be true... but still not a guarantee.


Also, the phone ecosystem is cumulative. If there is a growing installed base, then more developers will express interest. If a new OS or product that requires an ecosystem launches but does not start out well, it will be very expensive or hard for it to ever grow.
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iPhone experience in China sucks: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/05/opinion-washburn-iphone-china/

Oh I know, hence my comment about running in 2G mode. Wasn't implying that it was a great experience or anything, but that people still want it eventhough it runs really slow. The article I linked to earlier mentioned it as well.
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Even without an agreement with Apple or a device that’s compatible with its high-speed 3G network, China Mobile still has 15 million iPhone users, spokeswoman Rainie Lei said. Those China Mobile users buy unlocked devices and surf the web at slower 2G speeds, or else connect to Wi-Fi hotspots for a faster connection.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-11/iphone-fails-to-gain-china-share-as-samsung-lead-triples-tech.html

What is the point of doing that? Its like buying a Ferrari and using Walmart tires. You look cool riding around in it I guess rolleyes.gif
    
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WP7 still has a long way to go in order to dethrone Android IMHO.
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Not this again, please refer to this post.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1260648/softpedia-windows-phone-is-outselling-apple-s-iphone-in-china/0_50#post_17308176
Want an Android user satisfaction rating? I'm in Canada, so I will use my carrier as an example.
Galaxy S2 LTE is only $49.99 which is a much better deal than a $99 Lumia 900 IMO.
If you want more examples, there are plenty, but why turn this into an Android vs Windows Phone thread. When it's a Windows Phone vs IOS thread in China, and Microsoft not telling the whole story of their "market share", but I've already covered that.
There may not be $99 iPhone's, but there are $49 iPhone's, again, I'm using my carrier as an example.

$49 for a premiere Phone sure has nothing to do with it rolleyes.gif 'cheap phones will boost sales...'

Also, not sure why you're linking your other post... I asked for proof that shows a $100 Android with equal user satisfaction to WP7(is there proof there though?), more specifically, the Lumia 900. You linked to a product page with 4-star user reviews...

I'll play along though:

Oh look, a 5-star Lumia 900 review on Amazon.com(which serves Canada, so its a more accurate medium for judging quality than the Canada-specific site you linked to)

Oh look, another 5-star user review from one of the largest carrier in the world, at&t.

Also, WP7 has a higher satisfaction rating over all than Android. This fact makes anything you post moot.

Anyway, iPhones blunders are a win for Windows Phone and any other mobile OS in that region.
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