Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2009 16:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Apple's iPhone has completely destroyed the status quo that existed in the mobile operating system world before the iPhone arrived on the scene. The iPhone made it easier for people to get on the web while on the go, and despite ridicule before it was even released, it has revolutionised the industry, forcing other manufacturers to get a move on.
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Comment by LobalSurgery
by LobalSurgery on Thu 20th Aug 2009 16:41 UTC
LobalSurgery
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2006-09-07

However, a completely finger-oriented system won't arrive until the end of 2010, with Windows Mobile 7. Even then, Microsoft will keep Windows Mobile 6.5 around alongside the then-new version 7. The idea is to use version 6.5 to compete with Android, and version 7 to compete with the iPhone.

Are they going to make a third version to compete with the Palm Pre? Why stop there? I still do not understand why Microsoft feels the need to compete on all fronts. Why don't they just make the best mobile OS they can and not worry about how it lines up against every single competitor?

Maybe they should start treating market share as a result rather than a goal.

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RE: Comment by LobalSurgery
by capricorn_tm on Fri 21st Aug 2009 06:12 in reply to "Comment by LobalSurgery"
capricorn_tm Member since:
2005-12-31

I still do not understand why Microsoft feels the need to compete on all fronts. Why don't they just make the best mobile OS they can and not worry about how it lines up against every single competitor?


They are Microsoft.

Creating the best OS ever is out of reach for them ;)

Just a joke, just a joke.

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