Will Microsoft ever learn? Delayed device launches could scupper Nokia Lumia 920 success
September 13, 2012 at 14:15 GMT | By Darlington Moyo
No one can point a finger at our direction and accuse us of being doom-mongers, that much is for sure. We always atttempt to put a positive spin on anything Windows Phone but sometimes it's hard to defend a lack of common sense.
What am I going on about? Unless you have been living in a barricaded cave in the last few months, you will know that Nokia announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 Windows Phone devices on the 5th of September but were rather coy on pricing and availabity. Initially, we thought both devices were just alright, until the lacklustre iPhone 5 was announced yesterday. Suddenly, it dawned on a few of us how the Nokia Lumia 920 is such an amazing and groundbreaking device. Ground breaking in the sense that it is the first Windows Phone device that stands toe-to-toe with all comers and literally smokes them in the process. Also the Lumia 920 is groundbreaking in the sense that it brings PureView camera technology, PureMotion HD+ display technology, Qi wireless charging and a great colour selection.
Apple announced their iPhone 5 yesterday and made clear of availabity. Not that you need to know but just 9 days after being announced, the iPhone will be available in all major markets. On the flipside, no one knows when the Lumia 920 will be available for purchase but the general consensus is that it will come in early November. That is an eye watering 60+ days after it would have been announced. To put in pespective, Samsung just revealed that they shifted 20 million devices in a 100 days. You can be best guaranteed that Apple will sell a lot more iPhone 5s while we are still awaiting the arrival of the Lumia 920.
Our guess is that Microsoft is that one that dropped the ball as it has been widely reported that they are struggling to finish the Windows Phone 8 software on schedule. No doubt the Lumia 920 will sell well and probably break a few Windows Phone records but it doesn't need to be handicapped or disadvantaged in any way if Windows Phone is to gain a decent chunk of the smatphone marketshare. Do you agree? Let us know below.
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