Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Jul 2010 05:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft has killed the Kin after only six weeks on the market. The first Windows Phone 7-ish phone apparently didn't sell, likely thanks to its too-high-for-the-demographic $30 data fee from Verizon.
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RE: Face it
by Governa on Thu 1st Jul 2010 21:27 UTC in reply to "Face it"
Governa
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2006-04-09

Microsoft have zero ideas how to actually succeed in the mobile space.

I agree.

They seem determined to repeat Apple's mistakes like being locked to a specific carrier

I assume you are in the US? In the UK all the operators sell the iPhone (O2, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and H3G). Even Tesco, a chain of supermarkets, sells it! ;)

http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/buy/
http://direct.tesco.com/p/inc/specials/iphone/

or having their phones require a specific plan.

What specific plan? Again you must be talking about the US, in the UK you can buy it unlocked or with a Pay Monthly contract or even with a regular Pay & Go SIM.

For example I just got an O2 Pay & Go SIM for free (most operators here give them away) to use with my 1st gen iPhone. I top up with 10 pounds per month and have 300 SMS and 500MB of data. There's nothing specific about it apart from the lack of Visual Voicemail maybe.

http://freesim.o2.co.uk/

Earth to Microsoft: That only worked for Apple and only for a little while. You can, and should, do better!

The first iPhone came out in 2007. The iPhone 4 came out days ago and sold over 1.7 million units in 3 days. What do you mean by "it only worked (...) for a little while"?

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/06/28iphone.html

Edited 2010-07-01 21:38 UTC

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