Mark Cuban swaps iPhone for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone
American investor and businessman Mark Cuban, who owns NBA team Dallas Mavericks, recently carried out an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. The session was hit by a number of questions from fellow users, spanning a number of topics. Most notably was a conversation that was started by ashton90, who wanted to know what kind of laptop Cuban owns, as well as MP3 player.
Mark Cuban, proving to be an open-minded individual, responded with the following:
It's not revealed which Lumia Windows Phone Cuban is currently using over his iPhone, but we'd assume it's the Lumia 920. When asked if he made use of T-Mobile's 4G network, Cuban replied with:
Strong words published by a well known name. It's good to see strong support continuing to be displayed by celebrities, especially since the likes of Jessica Alba were on-board with the Windows Phone 8 launch. A number of commercials were created for television advertisement slots that saw the supporting celebrities talk about their Windows Phone.
Microsoft is also looking as though the company is preparing to move into position for an all-out marketing attack in 2013, and news stories like this just adds that little bit more.
Source: Reddit; thanks everyone who tipped us!
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As for "big"... what's your definitiion? Above 10%? 15%? 20%?
My guess is that it won't get above 15% until 2015. But I do think that we'll probably see it reach 8% by the end of 2013.
Windows Phone is unable to reach that critical mass needed to have any meaningful word of mouth. If this guy is able to make people interested in Windows Phone, try it out and then spread the word then that is a good thing. Combine that with good reports on early WP8 sales and growth of WP7 in 2012 and afterwards enough people might know about Windows Phone to buy it because its great.