Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2011 21:50 UTC
Windows Fascinating, this. As a Windows Phone 7 user, I can attest that it is every bit as good as iOS and Android - heck, in my experience, it is more polished, more consistent, smoother, and faster than either of those two. Yet, despite raving reviews and glowing user comments all over the web, Windows Phone 7 simply isn't selling. Former Windows Phone 7 general manager Charlie Kindel believes it's because neither carriers nor device makers like the control Microsoft exerts over the platform.
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Why Hasn't Windows Phone 7 Taken off?
by djrikki on Wed 28th Dec 2011 17:43 UTC
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I think the answer to the news item is quite simple and has already been mentioned a number of times already.

Microsoft has never been associated with being 'cool', its widely known beyond the sphere of savvy-computer users that Microsoft is an evil monopoly that reached where it is now through illegal business practises with next to no government intervention. Of course the overall security problems of Windows have plagued users for decades, viruses, malicious software and the ilk - simplistcally no wants to be in the middle of the phone call and have their phone perform a reboot.

On the desktop if Microsoft begins to lose market share - I am fairly certain I won't be the only one to see this as good news for the entire industry. The people must have choice and its not being given to them.

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