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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RE[4]: Doesn't matter
by japh on Sun 22nd Sep 2013 10:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Doesn't matter"
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WP8 already has a bigger marketshare than Apple in many countries. This is remarkable achievement for a brand new OS.

What is remarkable is the decline in windows market share on mobile devices. Microsoft is really not a new player in this. On the contrary, of the three large ones, Microsoft has been in the smartphone business longest by far.

No one would have said it is remarkable if they had kept their market share from the early 2000. Now, that they're way south of that mark, it is an achievement?

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