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Maitanong ko lang, Aerosynth.
Sa Microsoft ba yung trabaho mo? Nasa marketing ka ba?
O isa ka lang bang fanboy na mas malala pa sa mga Apple fans?
Nokia's flexible phone. Good way forward but not very smart marketing. Touch - combined with stylus - is already the perfect input method, don't break what works great! Targeting towards the minuscule portion of the market who "wear gloves"?!? Nokia can't afford to be brain dead at this stage of the game!!!
These flexi-transparent screens ala Avatar should be completely sealed and waterproof and charged inductively. That's what's going to be their selling point. And that's already possible today, looks like it's going to be up to Apple to figure out how to put all the technology together again.
As I've been observing, Microsoft still has the most advanced software technology by far, but it isn't as good as Apple is at putting it together into a coherent saleable product, and they seem to think those pipe dreamers at Nokia stuck in the past are their white Knights.
Nokia correctly predicted the future of phone-as-wallet with their ads over a decade ago, but it looks like Google+Paypal who are going to be delivering that.
So the question is who's going to deliver the ideas shown in the Microsoft concept videos in this thread, I sure wish it isn't going to be Apple but unless Microsoft adjust their corporate culture to embrace product design on par with Apple, there's a better than even chance that it will be the latter.
^ If RIM haven't give up on the Playbook, they should. Otherwise they're going to be just wasting their money and stockholders should be outraged.
There's only room for two mobile OSes at most and that's going to be iOS and either Android or Windows 8/WP. We're going to see which of the two latter ones is going to die out in the next 3-5 years (I'm not too optimistic about Windows at this point, although I think Android performance is quite sucky. Microsoft has some truly awesome UI technologies and Apple does not have anything like Microsoft Research, but it is embarrassing how dysfunctional Microsoft has become in turning innovations in their labs into successful products - except for the Kinect I suppose).
Nokia already learned their lesson and realized they ought not to go with Symbian on smartphones but it took them far too long and look what it did for their stock price.
"Beam" technology that may come to windows phone
We picked up a wild rumor today which seemed quite possible with the technologies Microsoft has today – the ability to easily transfer files directly across your phone, PC/tablet, and the TV using near-field technologies. Here’s the tweet from @MS_Nerd:
"Ooh. Zune "squirting" to make a come back on Microsoft's 3 screens with NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi Direct pairing, to be called "beaming" now."
This technology is not new to Microsoft however, as it was used in the first generation Zune 30 devices back in 2006 in a form called “squirting”. The technology allowed two Zune devices to “squirt” tracks to one another as long as they were connected to Wi-Fi and were within 30 feet of each other.
Beaming on windows phone displayed:
Analyst MIC predicts 80 million Windows Phones will be sold in 2012
January 5, 2012 | By Surur
While we have not given up hoping for significant growth in Windows Phone market share, we have reconciled ourselves to the idea that it will be a slow slog over many years. According to Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry think tank Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) however Windows Phone 7 will win 13% market share in 2012, grabbing 79.82 million handset sales from a total of 614 million.
The growth it appears is expected to come primarily from RIM and Symbian, with RIM dropping to 8.6% market share. Android however is expected to increase from 46% to 50% market share, while iOS will grow to 19%.
The overall market is expected to grow 35.8% from 452 million smartphones in 2011 to 614 million in 2012. Much of the growth is expected to happen in the under $300 low-end segment of the market.
Read the full report at CENS.com here.
Credit Suisse: 77% of carrier execs think WP7 will be the third ecosystem, WP7 will hit 13% in 2012
“Longer term, we believe that Nokia can command a 13% market share within smartphones driven by Windows Phone platform based on three key factors,” he writes. “First, we see sensible and aggressive pricing from the outset with initial Lumia devices priced between €180 to €300 to carriers. Second, we see decent support for Windows ecosystem as confirmed by our recent survey of carriers. Third, we believe that the quality of Windows platform is quite good, which, combined with Nokia’s brand, distribution, scale and [intellectual property] should enable it to capture smartphone share making it the third ecosystem behind Android and Apple.”
“We found that 85% of carrier respondents believe that there is a need for a third ecosystem, with 77% noting that it will be Windows Phone/Nokia,” he writes. “Our survey also showed that both subsidy and volume share is expected to be markedly higher for Windows Phone over the next 12 months.”
The see-through Windows Phone from Microsoft’s secret labs
December 22, 2011
The Verge had a tour of Microsoft’s secret dungeons, and unearthed their prototyping labs, where very expensive machines turn 3D designs into physical objects.
One of the goodies turned out to be a rather great-looking transparent Windows Phone which is obviously in this generation non-functional, but we know it is just a matter of time before something like that becomes reality.
Transparent screens and electronics already exist – now all we need are batteries…
iSuppli Agrees With IDC, Gartner: Windows Phone To Surpass iOS By 2015
Nobody wants to give Windows Phone a chance except for Robin and a whole bunch of analysts. Back in September, IDC and Gartner predicted that Windows would overtake iOS for the number two spot in the market by 2015, and Windows Phone head of marketing Achim Berg called that prediction conservative.
Now iSuppli has joined in, predicting that Windows Phone will grab a 16.7 percent market share by 2015, while Apple’s market share is expected to decline from 18 percent to 16.6 percent in 2015.
Perhaps “overtake” isn’t the best word, since the predictions we’re looking at offer up a .1 percentage point difference. Still, Windows Phone shouldn’t be taken lightly. The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft is a powerful one, even if Nokia’s had a rough go of it lately.
Malayo pa ba tayo sa technology where you can gain access to the LRT/MRT or the tollways by just detecting the proximity of your phone?