Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 10:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Things ain't going well for Nokia. Their quarterly results are - again - a disaster, and Lumia sales have dropped 28% (50% if you look at just the US). Windows Phone 8 is really going to be a make-it-or-break-it kind of thing. If it doesn't go well, the company might consider going back to focussing on rubber boots.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Nelson on Fri 19th Oct 2012 06:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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It is largely already Windows 8 under the hood. They share a common NT kernel and common WinRT APIs.

This is part of the reason I think that Windows Phone 8 was a huge gamble (and explains the late SDK, reluctance to show off publicly, and mad dash to RTM internally).

Think about it...Windows Phone 8 was being developed in parallel with Windows 8. That's never been a recipe for success.

Imagine trying to keep two monumental code bases in sync, both which are rapidly changing.

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