Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 23:33 UTC

Speaking at Microsoft's financial analysts meeting today, CEO Steve Ballmer was refreshingly realistic about the company's struggles in smartphones and tablets. "Mobile devices. We have almost no share."

Right. Now that Ballmer himself admits it, can we please settle the discussion? Windows Phone has been a failure up until now.

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It's a damn good OS underneath...
by Dano on Sat 21st Sep 2013 13:38 UTC
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...with better power and data consumption management than any other modern mobile OS. When enterprise customers start adopting WP8 in their organizations, things will keep growing. Visual Studio for Windows Phone, SQL Server for Windows Phone, built in office and new FIPS security certifications along with Microsoft's cash and developers will keep the ball rolling. Let's see how the landscape changes over the next two years. The Lumias really are excellent, smooth running phones. People are just bashing it because its new and it's Microsoft.

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