IBM Lotus Traveler, Symbian & Windows Phone 7

In case you were wondering:


For the time being this answers this question, I have trouble believing IDC’s prediction that Windows Phone 7 will be number 2 in the market by 2015, and Windows Phone 7 are still not flying off the shelves.  iOS, Android, Symbian, even Blackerry I get asked for all the time, I haven’t yet seen the Demand for Windows Phone 7.

Are you seeing demand for Windows Phone 7?

Technote 1470120: IBM Lotus Traveler platform statement for Symbian/Symbian^3 and Windows Phone relative to Nokia announcement

4 Responses to IBM Lotus Traveler, Symbian & Windows Phone 7
  1. Darren Duke
    March 31, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    No. Nope. Nada. Niet. IDC are off their collective rockers.

  2. Elijah Lapson
    March 31, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    We get zero requests for synchronizing Windows phone. The IDC report assumes that everyone on the Symbian OS will move to Windows Mobile. This is ludicrous. Anecdotally I have observed the big switch from Blackberry to Android/Iphone.


  3. Michelle
    April 1, 2011 | 1:16 am

    All three of Australia’s main phone carriers have
    Windows Phone 7 phones on their mobile phone home page, and several non-technical people I know who have bought a smart phone recently have been sold a Windows phone. I asked them why they chose thir phone – and the answer was that they wanted a smart phone, didn’t want to pay for an iPhone (or didn’t want to be part of the iPhone crowd) and that was what the store recommended. People buy what the carriers sell, and here they sell Windows Phone 7.

    I have also had people in my company come to me and say ‘my mate just bought a new phone and it looks like a really good one, can we get one of those?’ – and nearly every time recently it turns out to be a Windows Phone 7 phone and I have to say no, it doesn’t work with our email system.

    I believe that Android will grow as it improves, and Microsoft may have missed the boat. But consider that most companies that run Exchange are going to look favourably at running Windows on a phone (because you can easily manage the phone through Windows / Exchange policies), and I believe that it will grow in market share substantially. Domino shops may just not see the pressure for a while but it will come.

  4. Chris Pepin
    April 5, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    My wife has a Samsung Focus WP7 and I have an LG Quantum WP7 than I’ve been testing. iNotes ultra-light with LMC proxy works. I’ve also been testing the Office hub (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), OneNote and Exchange. I can use Outlook Web Access to define security policies and email, contacts and calendar setup is a breeze when connecting to an Exchange server. However, it’s not all good news as there isn’t a VPN and no way to deploy enterprise applications (outside of Microsoft’s public app store marketplace. Hopefully, Microsoft will continue to enhance the enterprise capabilities of phone over time as much of the current focus is consumer-based – not unlike iPhone and Android when they were first released