Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:31 UTC
Windows "Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is 'destroying' the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has 'handed over millions of customers to Apple'. Other OEMs are making their displeasure known publicly. Both Lenovo and Samsung have released Start button replacements for Windows 8." Windows Phone isn't the only thing not catching on. I'm really happy with my Surface RT - warts and all - but there's no denying the response to Windows 8 has been Vista-esque bad.
Permalink for comment 559233
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Definitely related
by Brendan on Fri 19th Apr 2013 10:47 UTC in reply to "Definitely related"
Member since:


The "failures" of both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 are definitely related. They share a basic core and they share a basic interface that has been pretty much rejected by the buying public, plain and simple. They just don't like it, for various reasons, but they are the same for both products.

I'm not convinced. As far as I can tell, Windows 8 is failing because they screwed up the user interface (e.g. user interface designed for small touch screens being used for large screens with keyboard/mouse); and Windows Phone 8 is failing simply because the competition had about 5 years to get established/entrenched before Windows Phone 8 was released.

- Brendan

Reply Parent Score: 3