Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 23:04 UTC
Windows "Of all the ways you might have imagined Microsoft screwing up, 'making something fantastic' is probably last on the list. As every business student will tell you, the first and most important step to success is making a quality product. Yet, Microsoft seem to have found themselves in the very strange situation of making something very good - their mobile platform, Windows Phone - and actually doing worse than before. Even more confusing, however, is that it might be Microsoft's commitment to finally get it right this time that has hurt them. And somewhere in this mess, there are a number of lessons for some very new challenges to businesses."
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Remember the Kin.
by aaronmcohen on Wed 4th Jan 2012 00:57 UTC
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I think this is the second article to make OSNews on the subject. Windows Phone is a good OS. Unfortunately it's timing is bad. Remember Microsoft Kin? It was a solid feature phone but it only lasted 6 months. As a consumer how am I going to know my phone will be supported/developed for the life of the phone? Apple and Android have been out for a while. My brother's iPhone 3G can still receive OS updates and use new software. I can't say that for Microsoft Kin or the previous version of the MS Phone based OS.

We are not hesitant of Windows Phone 7 because it is or is not a good phone OS. We are because we are not sure if MS will stand by it or move on to the next shiny market opportunity. After 2 or 3 years, I expect Windows Phone to take off. The big question is if MS is willing to wait that long for the Market to accept them.

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