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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by Lazarus on Sun 20th Jun 2010 10:32 UTC
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"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."

Bloody Hell Ballmer. You rag on Google for not being able to make up their minds because they have Android and ChromeOS. What I've copied above in this little rant is some small fraction of the clusterfuck your company is shovelling out the door.

Too busy adding words to the names of things while chopping every feature you think ought not belong on a given device to put out anything the vast majority of people might actually want.

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