Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Windows Phone is fighting an uphill battle. Microsoft still has work to do in terms of user experience and the big hardware partners like HTC and Samsung are starting to lose interest and putting in only token efforts. But Nokia is keeping the platform in the conversation. We're not willing to consign Windows Phone to the same level of hopelessness as the open-source webOS or the out-to-pasture BB OS precisely because Nokia is too big and too active a partner." Having a big partner is by no means a guarantee. Microsoft is doing whatever it can - both legal and should-not-be-legal - to get people to buy Windows Phone, and it isn't working. A brand only gets you so far - you need a compelling product, too, and as much as I like Windows Phone, it's just not there yet compared to iOS and Android.
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End of line for WP7
by CapEnt on Mon 9th Apr 2012 16:27 UTC
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So, Win8 is not even released yet, and MS already treats WP7 as a bastard child. Buying a WP7 phone this year is suicidal unless Nokia can guarantee a free seamless upgrade.

The rumor of Win8 is competing against WP7 in the minds of anyone willing to try it.

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