Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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But if an OS falls in the forest and nobody uses it, does it make a sound? it is the APPS that are driving phones today and meego was DOA when it came to apps. Even my just turned 71 year old dad is looking at an HTC Droid because "That is where all the programs are at".

Now like it or not a percentage, higher than meego would EVER get WILL port their apps to WinPhone simply because of the relationship MSFT has with corporate America. in a way MSFT reminds me a lot of old big blue, not really going up but not going down either, and both are business heavy and consumer light.

so I'm sorry but Meego could have been the greatest thing since chili dogs and it would have went exactly nowhere. hell the only way MSFT is gonna gain any real share with apple owning the high and Google the low is to basically buy their way in like they did with Xbox and Nokia? don't have that kind of cash.

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