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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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 16th Apr 2013 18:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson
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Android at one point showed signs of hope. So did the XBox. Just saying.

Everyone starts from somewhere, and anyone who thought that out of the gate, or even one to two years later, that Microsoft would have taken the market by storm was severely mistaken and foolish.

These things take time to ramp up, especially in light of a multibillion dollar deal with another huge corporation. The gears take time to turn, developer agreements take time to foster and grow into a vibrant app ecosystem, and its really a lot of work to get your ecosystem to the point where it becomes self sustaining.

There's a certain degree of pump priming that goes into these sort of things.

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