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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RE[5]: Ummmmm....
by lemur2 on Tue 14th Dec 2010 09:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ummmmm...."
lemur2
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2007-02-17

"It isn't the case that you can run Office 2010, Photoshop and Autocad on Windows Phone 7.


Has nothing to do with running Win32 programs. The enterprise appeal comes in the Office/Exchange support.
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There are any number of alternatives to Windows Phone 7 that offer Office/Exchange support.

http://www.openchange.org/

http://www.nitrodesk.com/default.aspx

http://www.apple.com/iphone/business/#easy

In fact there are a number of good alternatives these days to Office/Exchange.

http://www.sogo.nu/english.html
http://www.documentfoundation.org/download/
http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-GB/thunderbird/

It isn't the case at all that one MUST run Windows Phone 7 even if one's "enterprise" does happen to run Office/Exchange.

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