I have a lot of expectation from the Windows-Nokia alliance as well.
Really looking forward to the kind of competition they will give Apple and Android.
But I sure as hell love the HTC.
They make really-really beautiful phones.
And the form-factor is amazing too..
" although I will say that the one HTC stereotype I've heard of is that their phones can tend to lean towards being flimsy and perhaps the build quality isn't quite the best, in the long-term"
@DennisQ I share your view. In addition, HTC's position in the US smartphone OEM share chart, shown by Dave on EBN shows that HTC is quietly and smartly I would say gaining ground. However your comments as quoted above is certainly correct. I believe the quality and longevity is a challenge and will come with improvement. That is something for HTC to work on if they are to survive the smartphone's war.
HTC's US smartphone market share ahead of Nokia - sometimes regarded as a powerful smartphone brand.
@Wale, I feel HTC did a smart move adopting Android OS. I think this choice of OS made a lot of difference between Nokia and HTC. Unfortunately for Nokia Symbian couldnt compete with Android. I think Android apps played vital role in androids popularity.
Will the integration of Multitasking and Internet Explorer 9 to Windows phone enough to claw back losing Nokia's market potion?
@Wale Bakare, I am bit optimistic about Windows-Nokia mobile phone. Reason being Nokia provides best hardware features for its mobiles. Moreover people are very familiar wih window operating system which works in favour of this mobile.
Nokia did make some nice devices and it would be good to see some more innovative mobile devices come out soon.
Nokia's pedigree in market of smartphone still fresh in minds of consumers despite market share being strongholding by Apple ( iPhone) and Android (HTC & Samsung), as well RIM. Will the integration of Multitasking and Internet Explorer 9 to Windows phone enough to claw back losing Nokia's market portion?
Hi Wale, while Nokia has been a leader worldwide for its mobile phones, it really never gained a strong footing in the US market.Perhaps the Win-Nok deal will help re-energize Nokia, but it will be a struggle to catch up to Android and iOS devices.Nokia did make some nice devices and it would be good to see some more innovative mobile devices come out soon.
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