WPDownUnder is running a campaign in Australia protesting the lack of any Windows Phone applications by national public broadcaster ABC.
The state-sponsored and tax-payer funded company has 31 apps for other platforms, but absolutely 0 for Windows Phone. The usual excuses are trotted about about low market share not making it worthwhile, but WPDownUnder notes ABC’s mandate specifically states ABC has “a responsibility to deliver a range of services which commercial broadcasters would not find profitable.”
In addition the market share argument is getting tired when Windows Phone is growing so rapidly.
Sheeds notes from his industry contacts that in recent months he confirmed Telstra Business were seeing Windows Phone devices selling at a rate as high as 20% of its overall ranged monthly handset sales to its business customers. Similarly, the incredible value of the Lumia 520 as an entry-level budget smartphone has seen this device become the single highest selling smartphone in Australia in its price bracket based on our sources – beating any similarly priced Android handset.
WPDownUnder’s protest is somewhat unusual – not a letter-writing campaign but they simply want any Australian Windows Phone user to visit 3 ABC web properties twice over the next 2 days using their phones, and register their presence on their services.
If you are located down under, read more at WPDownUnder, and visit these 3 websites on your Windows Phones linked in the QRCodes below.
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