Microsoft sees revenue from Lumia phone sales decline 54% in the third quarter

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The third quarter was a tough one for Microsoft's Lumia phone division. Sales revenue declined 54% on a year-over-year basis, leading to the conclusion that just 5.8 million Lumia handsets were sold during the three month period.

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I think reasons Microsoft's Windows Phones are not selling well is that Blackberry are releasing better phones like the Passport, and Priv, and Android phones have more apps, so people who don't like iOS are more likely to get a Blackberry or Android phone instead of a Windows phone. Plus, Blackberry's operating system can run Android apps, and the new Priv uses Android as its operating system, so Blackberry users can use all Android apps.
 
too many phones on the market, can't expect them all to profit.
 
I think there is not much Microsoft can do to convince people to use Windows Phone , or make apps for Windows Phone because people now has a large library of apps, and games which they downloaded to their Android and iOS phones. A lot of people have a lot of game saves and app data which they can't transfer over to Windows Phone because most save and settings data from Android and iOS dont work in Windows Phone. Users also will be losing access to all their apps and games which they downloaded for free, and purchased from Apple iOS and Android app stores if they switch over to Windows Phone.

A lot of app makers also can more easily promote their new apps by using notifications and in-app promotional ads to people who already downloaded their old apps which they downloaded from Android and iOS app store compared to publishing an app to the Windows Store, and hope users download it when they find it.
 
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But lots of people switch from Android smartphones to iPhones and the other way around all the time (like, when their cellphone plans expire)... How would switching to Windows Phone be different, if Windows Phone actually had all the apps that the other two OSs have?
 
But lots of people switch from Android smartphones to iPhones and the other way around all the time (like, when their cellphone plans expire)... How would switching to Windows Phone be different, if Windows Phone actually had all the apps that the other two OSs have?

A lot of iPhone and Android users already own an Android or iOS device like a tablet like iPads and Google Nexus tablets, Smart TV with Android as the operating systems, Android game consoles, or a cheap $30-50 Android smartphones or MP3 media players, so they already have a large library of paid and free apps on both platforms from using both platforms. Their free and paid apps are also already linked to their user account purchase history on Google Play and Apple App store, so they don't need to search for the app in Google Play and iOS App store.

When new users use the Windows Store, they need to buy their paid apps again, and search and download for free apps in the Windows store which can take a long time if you use many free apps.

I think less people will switch to Windows Phone even if there are many of the same apps because they don't want to re-buy all their paid apps which they use on Android and iOS on Windows Phone, or search for all their free apps to download from the Windows Store.

Some users bought hundreds of apps, games, movies, music, eBooks, eMagazines, and in-app purchases worth hundreds to thousands of dollars from Google Play and iOS App/iTunes stores, so they lose access to all their paid apps, and in-app purchases if they sold their old Android, and iOS smartphone, and tablet, and totally switch to the Windows Phone and Windows 10 operating system.
 
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