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[13]: Doomed
by gonzo on Tue 10th Apr 2012 18:12 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Doomed"
gonzo
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Of course, in my view Linux is the absolute leader in terms of innovation, speed & stability. Amazon has the same experience. If you look at cloud prices, you will see that linux machines have better uptime and lower costs. By a fair margin!
http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/


I was discussing desktop systems mostly.

MS is not aiming for lower prices than Linux, same way Apple doesn't want to compete with PC vendors on price point.

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