Source: Yahoo Finance
To be frank and honest – carriers are indeed evil. Microsoft is experiencing this fact the hard way… iPhone and Android are being lauded by carriers at WP7’s expense. Granted, Microsoft has yet to dominate the smartphone market; nevertheless, in a recent undercover study conducted by PC Magazine, Windows Phone 7 handsets were so scarce ( only one was on display) and so shameful ( the device screen was broken), that it is no wonder why customer never get to enjoy the integrated experience that many WP7 users insist Microsoft faithfully delivers. One question that may be going about is why the carriers are evil..here are three reasons.
1. Carriers are only paid when users upgrade phones( For Windows Phone 7, this means that WP7 updates never come because carriers want you to upgrade to a new phone and plan… not stick to a platform that promising updates. This of course is the reason why WP7 users never got their NoDo updates and may never get the Mango update. Carriers want you to upgrade not update)
2. Carriers are only interested in top smartphone markets ( they will shame the rest…For Windows Phone, this is not good news( as it has already experienced) The time will come when Android and iPhone suffer their “carrier shame”..yet many analysts predict in 2015 the story will reverse resulting in WP7 at the top of the pack..)
3. Carriers want you to upgrade as frequently as possible( For Windows Phone 7, this means very short, expensive plans that cause you to grow tired of a plan and a phone platform, resulting in the “carrier’s wish”: your ignorant purchase of a yet another expensive plan and expensive platform. Thus, WP7 users, will not always remain faithful to the platform because of the carrier’s insistence to change their phone monthly.)
Bottom line: Carriers are plain evil.. they care very little about users and more about the green paper they carry in their wallets. As for WP7, Microsoft should exercise more dominance over the carriers( like Apple exercised over AT&T), to ensure that updates ( Mango!.. anyone?) will be released when Redmond says it will be released. Otherwise, carriers will always block the updates…forever!!
- Microsoft accentuates the positive, gives Windows Phone 7.8’s new start screen a closer look (video) (engadget.com)
- Microsoft shows off Windows Phone 7.8 new start screen (bgr.com)