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[7]: So what
by Nelson on Wed 17th Apr 2013 04:46 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: So what"
Nelson
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You also don't seem to understand that capitalism is about growth, not stagnation. Which is why having a commanding lead in a stagnant market can be a bit of a pickle.

Although it may be true that some people don't grasp the sheer size of the desktop/business market, some of you also don't seem to grasp the explosive growth of the mobile market.


Its a good point, but it also is worth seeing what Microsoft is trying to do here. By unifying their Desktop and Mobile ecosystems, they can muscle themselves an ecosystem very quickly. Ecosystems are incredibly hard to bootstrap, which highlights the brilliance of this move.

So in this context, it does matter that Windows 8 sells a lot of PCs because it will directly fuel the Windows Store ecosystem and help Windows RT devices get over the chicken and egg scenario of apps.

With regards to Vista, the iPhone hardly had an impact of January 30th 2007 when Vista was GA'd.



Smartphones have already surpassed PC shipments a while back, and tablets are heading that way soon. Those are two markets that are eclipsing the PC and which Microsoft does not command.


And the ultramobile segment of PCs is set to explode over the next few years, if you believe some analysts.

That's a lot of Surfaces and ASUS Transformers. People want tablets to work and play.

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