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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by JAlexoid on Wed 17th Apr 2013 09:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
JAlexoid
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Android at one point showed signs of hope. So did the XBox. Just saying.


Android showed signs of hope of an alternative platform in a revolutionised market and it was early - massively different situation.

XBox was a total failure at first financially, but had an exclusive that made sense. The 360 bid on exclusives and PS3 to not be as good. Massively different situation.

WP is not in a new market. WP isn't banking on something related to a generation switch. WP isn't even offering a revolutionary experience.

There is a rule - if you don't subvert the market, the established players will always win; even if it means that they need to close the gap.

If Microsoft wants WP to succeed, they need to come up with something more than just a new UI. Since the new UI has the same UX as the established players.

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