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LG is coming out and admitting that WP7 sales are less than what they expected. Too high expectations or simply dissapointing OS? Maybe a little of both. LG, like other manufacturers, wants to have an alternative to Android, because they don’t want to depend too much on it. They want to have leverage when negotiating with Google as well. For that they need to not be completely reliant on Android. But so far, it doesn’t look like WP7 is that OS.
Source: http://www.androidized.com/lgs-wp7-s...e-alternative/
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I think they were just far too late getting into the game. The OS is snazzy and the phones run it great, but it is still not enough to make people switch over.

I mean, who doesn't have a smartphone that really want one by now? Even my 9-year-old has a Moto Citrus running Android 2.1.
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I think they were just far too late getting into the game. The OS is snazzy and the phones run it great, but it is still not enough to make people switch over.

I mean, who doesn't have a smartphone that really want one by now? Even my 9-year-old has a Moto Citrus running Android 2.1.
everyone who wanted a windows phone already has a windows phone, so youre right, the market is stabilized and no new purchasers ar showing up for LG's offering
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everyone who wanted a windows phone already has a windows phone, so youre right, the market is stabilized and no new purchasers ar showing up for LG's offering
I want one but I'm waiting for Verizon. I don't see how they think the WP7 is going to sell good. The best phone is on t-mobile and no one wants to switch to t-mobile. ATT has the iPhone and everyone on ATT already has an iPhone. I'm surprised the phone sold at all frankly. Verizon and Sprint are the only carriers that it will even sell good on.

Now Microsoft miss the Verizon boat because they have the iPhone now. Now it's way more competition. They should have released a CDMA phone first.
    
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Problem is that it is still LG
They make great TVs tho
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Nokia doesn't have any say in what happens with Meego. Its an open source project run by Intel as much as Nokia.
    
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post #7 of 27
Verizon doesn't need WP7, they have one of the best android lineups. And even the iphone to top it off.
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The phone stil wont sell unless its a "4G" phone for Sprint, which im sure when WP7 comes out in CDMA form it will not have Sprints version of "4G". I Personally want a WP7 "4G" phone on sprint, thats what im waiting for. HTC 7 Pro is what im looking at but there have been no specs on it and no mention of just 3G or 4G. If the HTC 7 Pro isnt a 4G phone i think it will fail. Ill just get an EVO 4G and not look back.
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The phone stil wont sell unless its a "4G" phone for Sprint, which im sure when WP7 comes out in CDMA form it will not have Sprints version of "4G". I Personally want a WP7 "4G" phone on sprint, thats what im waiting for. HTC 7 Pro is what im looking at but there have been no specs on it and no mention of just 3G or 4G. If the HTC 7 Pro isnt a 4G phone i think it will fail. Ill just get an EVO 4G and not look back.
Why would you want a WP7 phone ?
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Most people who are into phones know the next gen of phones will be announced next month. Although most of those are probably android haha.

Don't forget about the coolness factor, the reason most people purchase an ipod rather than any other PMP. Andorid is cooler, let's just be honest.
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