People love Windows Phone 7 more than Android (but not iPhone)

19 Jul

People who use Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 are more satisfied with their operating system than users of Google Android, according to a new survey. But they’re not as satisfied as Apple iPhone users.

According to ChangeWave Research, 57 percent of Windows Phone 7 users are “very satisfied” with their phones. Android got a rating of 50 percent while the iPhone, often seen as the best smart phone, had a rating of 70 percent.

Meanwhile, people aren’t all that happy with Windows Mobile, the Microsoft platform that WP7 replaced – just 14 percent of users were “very satisfied” with Windows Mobile, according to ChangeWave. (See chart below.)

“Even so, the higher Windows Phone 7 rating has yet to produce a sustained momentum boost for Microsoft in term of buyer preferences,” ChangeWave said.

Indeed, Microsoft hasn’t disclosed any Windows Phone sales figures since December – 1.5 million shipped – and CEO Steve Ballmer recently said WP7 sales are still “very small.” Ratings company Nielsen last month said Windows Phone 7 had just a 1 percent share of the U.S. smart phone market.

In January, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ballmer said most people he talked to liked Windows Phone 7 – once they played around with it. A lack of visibility at wireless-provider stores could be contributing to lackluster sales.

“People need to see it,” Ballmer said. “We think people need to see the phone, then they fall in love with it.”


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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Android, iPhone, Microsoft, WP7


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