It’s hard to imagine Windows Phone making a dent in terms of smartphone market share if things carry on the way they are. I genuinely can’t recall seeing a single Windows Phone in the wild to date.
Nokia, for one, is looking to crank things up a notch, and reportedly the Finns reckon carrier exclusives might serve to boost the profile of the Windows Phone 8 Lumias.
That’s the story according to sources of the Financial Times. They’re whispering that Nokia is in talks with European networks, specifically France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom.
The theory is that operators, receiving a share of the profits from device sales, would have a vested interest in the success of the Windows Phone 8 Lumias, and as such the phones would benefit from increased promotion. Everybody wins.
In any case, carrier exclusives or not, the Windows Phone 8 Lumias will have decidedly stiff competition in the form of the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Er, good luck, Nokia.
via: The Verge