Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Mar 2012 17:59 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows Microsoft has disclosed just which limitations Windows Phone 'Tango' will have on low-end devices (256MB RAM). It's pretty hefty - most importantly, the ability to 'multitask' has been disabled. Aren't there more powerful unlimited Android phones out there? What's the point of all this?
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Point is...
by TBPrince on Thu 8th Mar 2012 19:57 UTC
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Point is being able to replace lower-end Symbian dumbphones with a Windows Phone "Starter" version, cheap enough for 50-100 EUR phones.

Not sure that will work but IF it does, just remember Nokia still is Worldwide leader for dumbphones, expecially in emerging markets.

If, and I say IF, MS can channel Windows Phone "Starter" to those phones, they could get lots of money virtually anywhere in the world. Plus, they will have a teaser to make users upgrade to full WP experience.

This is clever. However, I think they miscalculated something since I believe they think they will be able to buy Nokia out if this strategy works. My bet is they will not be allowed to buy Nokia by the EU ;-)

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