#AskDanWindows 18 - Is Windows Phone dead?

We're back for another episode of #AskDanWindows where I take your questions from Twitter and email and do my best to answer. Obviously, a lot has happened in the last two weeks especially with Windows Phone, so I'll be talking a lot about that topic.

Ready for the questions we picked? Here we go!

AskDanWindows Episode 18 Questions of the Week

  • Do you agree that windows phone is over? (Do you still use WP everyday) – Jason L.
  • What do you think was Microsoft's biggest mistake with Windows Phone and do you believe without the mistake Windows Phone would be a success today? – Jason L.
  • So my question is, Should I get the L930 (which is more affordable but outdated) or wait for L950 (which is more expensive but a high end phone)? – Manish R.
  • Why isn't it possible to buy a game once and have it be available to download on both PC and Xbox. - Ehtesham S
  • Why is Microsoft pushing back the rollout date for Windows 10 Mobile and losing momentum from the 950/950XL release? – Ryan N.
  • Any word on a Band 3? Will Band 1 get any more feature updates? – Russel H.
  • What about Surface 4 (non pro version)? Is MSFT just waiting for Intel Goldmont chips? – Lucas B.
  • How do you feel about Microsoft giving goodies to other platforms (WordFlow, Garage apps, etc) while their own OS lacks much? – Samir S.
  • Why have Microsoft not been able to merge skype into messaging in the way imessage for apple works? Or is this the plan? – David S.
  • Is it possible to install windows phone 8.1.1 using recover tool in Lumia 950XL or 950 – Yasir R.
  • Is the 650 the last phone based on Nokia's designs or is it a sign of things to come with the Surface phone? - @ltjordan24

Thanks to everyone who submitted a question and as always, thanks for watching!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.