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]: Myerson is a nut
by TechGeek on Wed 17th Apr 2013 14:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Myerson is a nut"
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"Newsflash for Windows devs, no one has a touch screen interface on their desktop and even if they did, no one will put up with fingerprints all over their screen. Its a broken paradigm for the desktop. It makes sense on mobile devices where you don't want a keyboard or mouse.


Newsflash: Ultramobile PCs are set to explode over the next few years. You speak of a PC in decline, but when you redefine PCs to include these figures, you end up with a market segment that actually grows.
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As mentioned above, Microsoft is losing massively on the ultramobile device front for ARM devices. Windows draws its power from backward compatibility and familiarity. Take those away and the user may as well be using any interface. And Windows doesn't (or at least hasn't before now) evolved quickly enough to keep up with the mobile market.

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