Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jul 2013 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia's vice president Bryan Biniak: "We are trying to evolve the cultural thinking [at Microsoft] to say 'time is of the essence'. Waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets, doesn't do us any good when I have phones to sell today." Later Biniak adds: "As a company we don't want to rely on somebody else and sit and wait for them to get it right." There was a simple solution to this problem.
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RE[9]: Comment by Luminair
by bentoo on Thu 1st Aug 2013 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Luminair"
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My point was that I did not get the reason to have Windows RT for tablets and Windows Phone for , well, phones. Nobody else does that. iOS goes on all of Apple's mobile platforms. Write for the phone and it will just run on the tablet. Depending on skill, the code might not need any tweaking to run just fine (GUI wise) on both.


I think the point was to have a real/full Windows OS running on a tablet, not a limited "phone" OS like Android or iOS. That said Microsoft's execution coupled with the inadequacies/incompatibilities of ARM made Windows RT a dud.

If anything the whole Windows RT debacle did get Intel to re-think their mobile processor future.

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