As one would expect, much of the ideas are things which could only happen in an ideal world without resource constraints but there are a few gems in there.
The most popular idea seems to be that Microsoft needs to improve their marketing, with 18 readers suggesting this. Related to this 3 readers suggested Microsoft needs to get carrier staff to recommend Windows Phone (this can be achieved via generous incentives), phones should get better placement in stores (1 reader), and 6 readers suggested the Microsoft and Windows Phone names were a dead weight on the OS and the names should be dropped.
In UK it is pretty clear that Microsoft is making a strong marketing push for Windows Phone, with saturation TV ads for the Nokia Lumia 630 and now the Nokia Lumia 930.
The ads however sometimes leaves something to be desired in terms of appeal and message, which is why we often see fan-created ads such as the one above by Ohsneezeme.
His version is certainly dynamic, but I wonder if it really touches on selling points of Windows Phone compared to other operating systems. I would love to see an Apple-like explanatory ads actually clearly expounding on the selling points of the OS.
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After sifting through 32 handsets from Samsung, HTC, LG and Nokia and collecting more than 1 million votes the GSMArena’s Smartphone Championships League has hit its finale, and has settled on pitting the two best Windows Phones against each other.
On the left we have the Nokia Lumia 1020, with its unmatched 41 megapixel camera, while on the right we have the pinnacle of smartphone technology on Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 1520, with its quadcore Snapdragon 800 processor and 6 inch 1080P screen.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 beat the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Motorola Moto G, Samsung Galaxy S3 and LG Nexus 5 to win its spot in the final, while the Nokia Lumia 1520 demolished the Samsung Galaxy S Mini, Nokia Lumia 720, Sony Xperia Z1 and Nokia Lumia 520.
Talking about FoneArena, they are also running an end of your poll for the best smartphone of 2013, and so far the only Windows phone entrant, the Nokia Lumia 1020, has been doing well, defeating the HTC One and LG G2, and has made it all the way to the finals, and is currently running against the Sony Xperia Z1.
As can be seen from the screen shot above, the contest is running on a knife’s edge.
In what looks to be the toughest battle yet for Windows Phone in GSMArena’s Smartphone Championship League, in the quarter finals we have the Nokia Lumia 520, 1020 and 1520 up against the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S III and the Sony Xperia Z1.
The battle between the HTC One and the Nokia Lumia 520 appears to be the most intense, with nearly 20,000 votes cast on each side and the lead changing several times already.