Nokia Looking to Offer Each Network Its Own WP7 Flagship
Sounds like a plan
I can understand the mindset behind it but, at the same time, it really shows the bias that the carriers have towards WP7. Yes, Android sale and so do iPhones. But, I know as a customer, I would appreciate another option. Oh, did I forget the every failing Blackberry? Don't get me wrong, Blackberry has a very loyal customer base but, that is starting to get much smaller and they need a choice other than Android or iPhone.
If carriers other than TMO and ATT actually supported and pushed the phone, they would see great sales of the devices. It's about showing people that it is a great OS option, with great things to offer and has nothing to do with the old Windows Phone experience that seems to be plaguing the mind share of potential customers. The "But it's a Windows Phone mentality" is a major reason for keeping the sales down. Microsoft need to work more with OEM's and carriers to change that.
Hopefully, this year will be much different in the marketing strategies. Nothing against Android or iPhone. They are both great OS's in their own right and offer some unique qualities aside from each other. WP7 is not different and is every bit as good as either of them. It really all depends on what you want and need. With 50,000 plus apps in the WP7 market place and steadily growing at a rapid pace, you will be sure to find apps that will fit your needs. Granted, some major app from Android or iPhone have yet to be developed for the OS but, they will come.
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