A 3rd Horse? Finally?

January 12, 2012

Nokia announced the pending arrival of the Lumia N900 with 4G LTE for AT&T at CES this week and based on most of the internet response I’ve seen, it would seem Windows Phone might finally gain some traction in 2012.  However, yesterday Sprint’s Vice President of Product Realization David Owens told pcmag:

“We have a Windows device in our lineup, but honestly, it hasn’t done well enough for us to jump     back into the fire. We told Microsoft: You guys have to go build the enthusiasm for the product. We’ll train our reps on why it’s great…[but] the number-one reason the product was returned was the user experience,” 

WTF?  That’s the key thing everyone says Windows Phone has going for it?  Now because the device he’s referencing, the HTC Arrive, is a landscape slide out qwerty device and WIndows Phone doesn’t support landscape usage across the OS, I can imagine they have had some confused consumers return the device.  I always wondered why the hell they picked that form factor for their first WP7 device anyway.

Regardless, when a major carrier says they’re not interested in trying to sell a phone on your platform until they’re convinced it’s worth the effort, your not just a long shot, you’re not even in the race.

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