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Tariq Gibran wrote:
I suspect come October when Windows 8 final is released, Windows Phones will start gaining some major traction against both Android and iOS. A Windows 8 phone with the Nokia 808 camera/ video tech would be a huge draw if they are able to slim it down.
I doubt it, WP7 and WP7.5 were already quite good Phone OS's, better than Android 2.3 IMHO (and 2.3 is still the most common Android version in stores). They flopped in the market (WP7 was outsold by WP6.5 during its lifetime and WP6.5 is an atrocity against phones, WP7.5 didn't sell much better than 7).
Right now it's damned near impossible to be the #3 phone OS unless you have something light years ahead of everybody else as iOS was on introduction, and also Android (iOS had the best UI and hardware design, Android brought similar capabilities without the Apple lockin and also a usable smartphone experience at a low cost). WP7.5 and the upcoming WP8 should be great phone OS's, but unless MS comes up with something seriously ground breaking they aren't going to go anywhere.
WP8 is looking to be the OS/2 of the phone market. Excellent and ignored.
It will be interesting to see what happens. I have been using Windows 8 for a few months on a small laptop just to play around with and I certainly can see how it could easily and quite seamlessly integrate with a future Windows Phone OS. My main systems have always been OSX and before that Mac OS 7,8,9! That said, I have never gotten along with the restrictions and reduced capabilities of iOS on an iPhone as compared to Android. Ice Cream Sandwich is nice but Jellybean looks like a major leap.