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January 09, 2013

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Winter

@JP
""Our architecture is such that it's hardware independent. For the same reason that Windows 8 [tablets] could run on 'Wintel', right now Windows Phone is on Qualcomm. We have a portable OS architecture.""

And that is exactly the reason WP8 only runs on a single chip-set from a single vendor with prescribed screen resolution. Just like Windows8 RT is incompatible to Windows8.

"Microsoft is also gaining success with Nokia's Windows Phones in the U.S., Sullivan said, although Microsoft has not shared any sales numbers."

If the Chinese WP8 success equals the US success of the Lumia, then we can understand why they will not share the sales numbers.

Winter

From the same article:
" Still, he said focus group research shows an increase in how often consumers consider buying a Windows Phone, which is helped by a robust marketing campaign that some reports have put at more than $1 billion for the Windows Phone 8."

At $250 a handset, they already spend the equivalent of 4 million WP8 phones on marketing WP8 phones.

MS could have doubled Windows Phone's market share if they would have used their marketing money to simply give away 4 million WP phones in China.

ejvictor

Damn! I hate it when I miss a good (= nonsensical) Baron95 post...

ejvictor

Glad to see that a zombie OS - symbian can generate half the sales of the flagship OS, without a dime spent on it...

Nokia Q4 preliminary results
Total smartphone volumes of 15.9 million units composed of 9.3 million Asha full touch smartphones, 4.4 million Lumia smartphones and 2.2 million Symbian smartphones.

ejvictor

Nokia may be getting into trouble with the ASHA lines browser for decrypting HTTPS traffic.

http://gaurangkp.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/nokia-https-mitm/

Winter

@ejvictor
"9.3 million Asha full touch smartphones"

So, Nokia OS Smartphones outsell both WP7/8 and Symbian combined. A new Smartphone winner! ;-)

Tester

Heh!

Now that's a new method to declare victory: Redefine what a smartphone is. Ingenious... :D

newbie reader

CES, Samsung:

Exynos 8-core CPU, with big.LITTLE A15/A7.

So, SGS4 most probably going to be 1080p + big/little

Also, these Alcatel phones, they've got A7 MTK6589, as far as I understood.

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