Nokia Surges Past HTC and Samsung To Become Biggest Windows Phone Manufacturer

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neural0

Why would Microsoft keep the city of Champaign on ice? I would hope they were trying to keep their beverage of Champagne on ice instead. Spell check FAILs again...

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rawrnomnom

Nokia... Thanks for adapting and surviving. unlike some Canadian based companies... China still fears your phone being dropped and blasting through the earth's crust to fly out by them.

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OliverSudden

Being the biggest Windows phone manufacturer is like being the prettiest Denny's waitress.

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OCFRED

Thank You, just the metaphor to suit; far as I'm concerned Nokia along with HP were gutted and castrated from a corporate standpoint and neither will regain their thrones. Their last handsets (and tabs) were 2-5 years ahead of competitors and brilliant now with factories in civilized countries shuttered there is no alternative to outsourcing production to the lowest common denominator who just like bargain automakers (KIA) will consume the low hanging customer base.

fail.

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jth

Love my Focus. My contract renewal is up in a couple months so I'll most likely pick up the 900. Sometimes I miss Android a little but then I remember what I liked about Android was the customization, mostly to tweak the interface but the great thing about WP7 is that it has style in spades. For me the hardest thing about leaving WP7 would be having to buy a Zune HD because I absolutely love Zune Pass and don't plan on giving it up any time soon.

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Engelsstaub

I'm seriously considering a Windows Phone 7. The Nokia ones look pretty nice. I'd have to play around with one first to make sure, but I think it'll be a worthy competitor to iOS and Android.

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dracx619

it really all depends on how you like to use your phone. i was one that loved to hack and customize my pre- and was looking into android as my next phone. after playing with a wp7, i was sold immediately. i then figured that i really dont want to mess with my phone like i do my computers. i just need the thing to work, be buttery smooth and not crash. my wife has an evo shift (i know, not the best) but i have the arrive which is pretty much the exact same phone and mine outperforms it in every way so i can only imagine how something like the lumia 900 does.

so definitely try it out and hopefully you'll have a similar experience to me.

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Danthrax66

I find that HTCs do work you just have the option (temptation) to customize them. Best of both worlds.

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dracx619

yeah, but my point is i dont want feel like i need to hack the crap out of my phone to get it be really good. the ease of use of wp7 over android is what really won me over; the difference of how both os feel on pretty much the exact same hardware (stock, no tweaks) is pretty vast.

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mattatooski

I went from Android to wp7 and they are pretty good. There is basically zero customization though, and the apps, while good quality are very few and far between. I have NEVER had my phone reboot or ever had an app crash, the phone starts in around 10secs from cold boot, is very very fluent and the facebook intergration is pretty damn cool. If you are from android, and have lots of apps, and are used to trying different launchers, then you may be disappointed with wp7.

I just hope M$ keep making improvements .....

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Baer

I had a chance to use one at CES last month and I was so impressed that I put our plans on getting Razor phones on hold. I am so ticked at Blackberry for their latest faux, this week they released fatily flawed desktop software upgrades, and have never admitted it (look it up for yourself) that I am really ready to dump them. I do not want to go to iPhones because of the bonjour service and apple push and all the other crapola that comes with iTunes and we do need to link with our computers. I am not comfortable with having to get a g mail address and with Google in general as we are married to MS Office Apps.
The problem is that Verizon does not as yet have the new Windows Phones. I am waiting and I would hate to switch to AT&T but I really liked that Nokia Win Phone.

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Engelsstaub

You guys both make some interesting points. I thought MS really blew it before with the Zune idea. It would have never been the "iPod Killer" so many journos were calling it at first. (They supported it poorly with apps and promoted it badly.) ...but it had the potential and quality to sell much better IMO.

I'm hoping they can still pull it off with the mobile market. I think they're far more serious about it now and probably learned from the Zune thing. There's even a MS app in the Mac App Store to synch a Zune HD or WinMoPhone 7 to iTunes. (I know that's not a viable solution for you, Baer, but it would help sales and development overall because so many people do use it.)

I look forward to playing around with one. I've heard a lot of good stuff so far...even from iOS-users.

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Baer

Just do not confuse the Win Phone 7 with the new Win Phone 4G lte (Win phone 7.5 or later). The newer ones are very much more impressive. Verizon only has the old one, the older HTC version and not the new Nokia ones. It is the new ones that really impressed me. I really like Verizon so I will wait,,,, for a LITTLE while longer but not forever.

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Cregan89

I'm pretty sure that every single Windows Phone 7 device from launch has been updated to the latest 7.5 Mango update. That's one of the major advantages Windows Phone has over Android. So far not a single hardware device has been left behind. (Correct me if I'm wrong...)

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