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[4]: So what
by Nelson on Wed 17th Apr 2013 04:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: So what"
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Windows 7 would have sold tens of millions during the same period and they wouldn't have had to waste billions of dollars.

And when PC sales declined like they did recently? What then? Windows 8 is a forward facing product. Windows 7 was the same formula they've always used.

Microsoft redefined the PC segment with Windows 8 to include touch devices and hybrids. Without Windows 8, Microsoft would be relegated to an ever decreasing market segment with no way out.

Windows 8 has poor reviews compared to 7 and is selling worse than Vista did during the same release period. It's a dud but if you want to play the denial game along with Ballmer then go ahead, you clearly have no shame when it comes to being a Microsoft apologist.

That's only bad if you buy into the notion that Vista sales were bad, which isn't the case. I'd be extremely happy if Windows 8 was adopted as much as Vista was.

BTW I still haven't met a single .NET developer that has anything positive to say about Windows 8. But I'm sure you will write that off in your mind as not mattering just as Sinofsky did when we pointed out all the negative pre-polls.

You know that over 80% of the apps on the Windows Store are written in C# and .NET, right?

The whole "I speak for every .NET developer" bullshit that you keep spouting off about gets old fast. You're an extremely niche kind of developer, becoming even more niche by the day. And that's great for you, if you want to do that forever for an OS paradigm which further fades into irrelevancy, but it doesn't really entitle you to speak much on current or future technology. Especially technology you have not spent a day using.

Edited 2013-04-17 05:01 UTC

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