Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 16:37 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Windows Phone, talks about the competition. "With iPhone, I sense that it's running out of steam. With iOS, [Apple] just added a fifth row of icons. Android is... kind of a mess. Look at Samsung - there's clearly mutiny going on. The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung." There's truth to all these statements, which makes it all the more surprising that Microsoft appears to be unable to properly capitalise on them. Sure, WP appears to be doing well in a few select markets, but by no means the kind of success Microsoft and (Nokia) was banking on. Microsoft will pull through. Nokia on the other hand...
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Nokia is ready for Hospice
by tomz on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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Aside from wishful thinking, what evidence? See any of the communitiesdominatebrands blog posts.

Nokia had over 50% of the market.
They had the N9 and N950 which were rated better than the iPhone.
They had the Ovi store across the world and was a huge ecosystem for Symbian alone.

Then Elop burned the platform. The one the company was standing on. And said they would go Windows Phone.

So the old Lumias can't run Win 8, so are a dead end.

The new ones have a negative desirability, that is anyone owning one will never get another.

I don't like this situation, but it is the truth. Look at Blackberry - it was supposed to be dead, but has a QNX based phone, their browser is so much better than anything on iOS or Android, and it works as a phone (not a computer pretending to be a phone). If Microsoft did that they might be better off now.

Microsoft needs to stop asking "How can this leverage our existing monopolies?". Even the iPhone - Jobs asked how can they build the best Phone - as a phone. The iPod touch came later! Maybe Microsoft can get better, but it will only happen when they make a better phone as phone instead of trying to push. The other phone manufacturers have abandoned this loser. Bill Gates has even noted how bad it is.

WinPhone is great if you have a Zune pass and XBox gaming credentials. Just like if you have lots of iTunes stuff, an iPhone is best. But not everyone does or needs it.

Microsoft is even stupid today. Google announced that Google Reader is going away. Would I switch to Bing Reader? As soon as there was a working link. I won't hold my breath. (Nor Yahoo, the other search-engines or providers, I won't even believe there would be an Apple Reader - and they came out with their own Maps app).

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