Nokia Falls Short on Market Buzz
One of the biggest issues with Windows Phone 7 is its general lack of apps. Sure, it has about 50,000 applications at this point, but Apple has exponentially more than that in its App Store. Until Microsoft can figure out the application development issue discourages many developers from porting games to the platform, any one of todays Windows Phone 7-based devices will be left out in the cold.
6. Wheres the hype?
Did you know that the Nokia Lumia 900 was launching soon? No? Not many other people did, either. Unfortunately, even after all these years, Nokia still hasnt mastered the art of hype. Apple, meanwhile, has, and whenever one of its products is ready to launch, everyones talking about it. Until Nokia can deliver some hype, itll be hard for the Lumia to keep up.
7. The AT&T problem
Nokias Lumia 900 will only be available on AT&Ts network. In todays hotly contested market where devices are available on nearly every carriers service, thats a major liability for the device. Even Apples iPhone, which was once exclusive to AT&T, is now available on Verizon and Sprint networks. Exclusivity is a major liability nowadays.
8. LTE will almost undoubtedly come to the iPhone 5
One of the Lumia 900s trump cards, some folks say, is its 4G LTE connectivity. The iPhone 4S lacks connectivity with the ultra-high-speed network, making the Lumia 900 a potentially better option. But lets not forget that the iPhone 5 will almost undoubtedly come with 4G LTE. And that device could stifle any chance of the Lumia 900 winning out in the mobile market.
9. Theres a higher bar for success
Judging success in the mobile space isnt always easy. Samsungs devices are widely viewed as successful, even though individual product shipments cant match the iPhones. For Nokia, the bar for success is much more difficult to achieve, since the companys device has such high expectations. The Lumia 900 is supposed to be the iPhone killer. But if it cant come close to achieving that goal, itll be viewed as a loser. And losers just dont kill the top devices in the mobile space.
10. The U.S. is a major liability
Elsewhere around the world, Nokia has done a middling job of succeeding in the mobile space. But in recent years, Nokia has been largely ignored by customers especially in the U.S. who want more advanced devices. Given that, how can anyone think that the Lumia 900 will beat the iPhone? Apple is a hero to American consumers. Lets not forget that.
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