Linked by David Adams on Mon 5th Oct 2009 15:51 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Acer is the latest smartphone handset maker to shift its resources from Windows Mobile to Android. And with competing OSes grabbing marketshare and attention daily, an observer couldn't be faulted for assuming that Microsoft's mobile OS initiative is in terminal decline. But it's quite possible that the mobile computing market is growing so fast that there will be room for all these players, and more.
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RE: Comment by ssa2204
by bfr99 on Tue 6th Oct 2009 14:12 UTC in reply to "Comment by ssa2204"
bfr99
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Apparently Microsoft directed its resources to .Net development. C# and .Net are widely successful in the desktop and ASP area but alas have limited use in mobile applications.
It usually boils down to personalities. My guess is that there just wasn't a sufficiently respected heavy weight in Microsoft management that could push for mobile development.

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