Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:06 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft has Windows Mobile 6.x (on the way out) Windows Phone 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Embedded Compact 7 and then Windows 7 for tablet PCs and netbooks. What this bevy of systems is missing is a coherent answer for the tablet form factor. Windows Embedded Compact 7, which is the OS aimed at the mobile sector, isn't yet released, and when it is, it won't have a uniform UI, but will depend on hardware vendors to customize. It's an appealing strategy from the vendors point of view, I guess because they get to differentiate their products from their competitors, but it's not a recipe for success.
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Windows Phone 7
by geleto on Sun 20th Jun 2010 05:21 UTC
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Most Windows Phone 7 apps should be much better suited for tablets than the iPhone apps were. Just show the several screens at once.
The OS is not the main obstacle here, but rather making the default apps (home, gallery, office, music, ect) optimized for the "tablet experience".
Microsoft are very late in the game, their top priority is getting Windows Phone 7 out and then catching up to the competition in features. Only after this happens - they will focus on tablets too.

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