Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 13th Dec 2010 23:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's hard to predict the future because we humans prefer to think in terms of familiar paradigms. Even the most brilliant of our species are subject to this flaw. Now, Microsoft faces its turn. The owner of the operating system that likely runs your personal computer, the company that achieved monopoly with Windows and ducked the Department of Justice's scythe to keep it, faces a midlife crisis as the world goes gaga over portable consumer devices. This is the story of what's happening to Microsoft in the handheld operating system markets -- and how it parallels the earlier, similar journeys of IBM Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. Can Microsoft achieve dominance on mobile devices?
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People get a new phone every 2 years
by nt_jerkface on Tue 14th Dec 2010 01:38 UTC
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so it shouldn't be a surprise that smartphones are outselling laptops.

MS was late to smartphones but they still make plenty selling Office and Windows. If you really want to hurt MS then you need to go after one of their moo cows. They don't even care about making money from WP7. What they don't like is how Apple has drawn in consumers to the Mac with their idevices. MS would be much happier if Android dominated instead of the iphone.

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