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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RE[2]: Doomed
by WorknMan on Mon 9th Apr 2012 23:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Doomed"
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IIS? Check. Apache? Check. Photoshop? Check. Visual Studio? Check. MySQL? Check. SQL Server? Check. Games? Check. MS Office? Check.

All popular apps, apps that matter, are there. No other OS gives you that.

Technically, you don't like Windows... you like what you can RUN on Windows ;) If you could run all those apps somewhere else, would you still be on Windows? I use Windows for the same reasons as you, but just different apps that I can't get anywhere else. But Windows itself is a POS, and I DON'T like it. I mean, it's usable, but I could think of at least a dozen different improvements that would make a HUGE difference.

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