Mind you, the question of why Sony got shot of the division could have a key influence on why they would have put W10 in there.
We can but wait and see...
Last year Sony offloaded its Vaio PC division and brand, and it was snapped up by a private equity outfit. The new owner promised to make luxury tech hardware that was irresistibly attractive. It's now unveiled its first Vaio phone, a stylish aluminium design, aimed at business people. What can go wrong? Well, nothing. Apart …
As if Android or iPhone users were using fart apps and snapwhatever.
You sound like a sophist and probably a paid Microshaft shill...
Maybe Microshaft is going to take over Vaio next and wreck it. They may need another tax write off to fund all of Gate's poisoned immunizations he uses to do his part for eugenics and population reduction. Its a long way to go to the 500 million population cap they wrote on their guide stone.
zero security issues to date
To be fair, security by obscurity is no security at all - if the platform gained more traction, it would be more heavily targeted.
But at the moment, why make the effort when smartphone OS with the biggest market share (by a long way) is also the easiest to break into?
"There are millions and millions of Windows Phones out there in the wild."
And even more Linux desktops/laptops, and I've yet to see malware for those... Perhaps there's more to say about minimal market share after all? Or maybe security does have an effect, in which case one could argue that as a merit for both platforms.
What interesting times we live in!
as a business phone (or even a personal one - I bought one for my old aged mum), it is solid, good value for money, probably more secure than the average Android phone (despite MSFT shenanigans), and has the apps a business user should need. Not sure, but flappy birds might also be available.....
I have a Galaxy S5 for my own use, I didn't like the iPhone when I had that. But for work use I have a Lumia 640. It's not a shiny phone by any stretch, but as a work mobile for Lync, Outlook, opening office documents and making calls it works perfectly, and even our least savvy users were able to set it up fine.
I'd say that's the market they're aiming for.
I'll be honest I lose track. I know it started out good, then they changed something and it turned crap. Then they changed something else and it went back to good again. Is it crap again now?
I can't wait till we get it pushed down to all the ones here :'(
Why don't they just wait till the change something, make it good, and then leave it the hell alone?
which is invariably based on the size of the installed base of phones, and also as a future indicator, the current sales market share, quarter by quarter.
On both these counts, business would be advised to steer clear of deploying Windows phones until one or other of these two measures hits 10% of the global (or US) market.
"On both these counts, business would be advised to steer clear of deploying Windows phones until one or other of these two measures hits 10% of the global (or US) market."
You've not really thought that through have you?
In other news, doctors advise man to hold off on eating until he's put some weight on.
"My guess is they're aiming at businesses, because business buyers usually justify their purchases for rational reasons. Windows Phone would have a larger market share if most phone buyers were rational."
Yeah, sure! If it doesn't coincide with your acquired opinion, its 'biased' and 'not rational'. So clever!
Because your opinion is ground zero for all opinions. Your point of origin for all thought and perception (or lack thereof). It must be right, since all others are just props in Your world.
The only thing outside your opinion (which you have no idea really, how it got to be 'yours') that you will believe every time is the propaganda your TV blasts into your head with the evening news, because they have figured out how to influence smart and stupid alike. No matter if you're a genius or an imbecile, if you watch it, your mind will be twisted by it, to the point you don't even know who you are anymore. The Aleister Crowley followers in TV programming have got you right where they want you.
"The new owner promised to make luxury tech hardware that was irresistibly attractive"
Usually a new undertaking requires a business plan of some sort, which, if you are pitching at any kind of market but especially the luxury market should include at least a sentence about market research. Clearly their's didn't!
As a slight aside an earlier W10 thread had a recommendation to download GWX to prevent all the WX silliness from MS, I strongly recommend it too, my Win7 machine is now a totally WX free zone!
...Microsoft making significant inroads into a market dominated by something which works well, is "universal" and cost-effective (Android) or over-priced and sold to "believers" (IOS).
Microcrap missed the boat on smartphones and are now in the process of screwing up the PC market which they used to "own".
Roll on the Android desktop/laptop.
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