Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 21:41 UTC
Windows It's been only a mere six months since its first unveiling, but Microsoft has already announced that Windows Phone 7 has been released to manufacturing. This means device makers can start tuning the software to their hardware, leaving plenty of time to release devices before the holiday season.
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RE[2]: Will Anyone Care
by shotsman on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 20:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Will Anyone Care"
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Are you having a larf?

Please tell us all where exactly outside the USA that the Zune is 'doing very nicely'?

Certainly not in Europe. You know that place on the other side of ther Atlanic that has more consumers than the USA.
It might be the bees knees but MS knows that it won't sell over here (apart from a few MS fanbois that is)
Apple, Android & RIM have the smartphone market pretty well sewn up.
My company make Apps for the iPhone/iPad, Android and soon for the Blackberry.
When the idea of porting then to Windows came up, almost all the marketing dept fell about laughing.
We may do it eventually but not for at least a year. Android Tablets and Blackberry's are going to be far more profitable (Even if our apps are free) for a long time to come.

What I fear is that MS will make Exchange integration from all other platforms apart from their own such a dogs breakfast that they will literally force business users away from their Crackberries & iPhones etc onto MS devices. Now that would be a real backward step.

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RE[3]: Will Anyone Care
by spiderman on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 20:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Will Anyone Care"
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Apple, Android & RIM have the smartphone market pretty well sewn up.

Actually you can say that Symbian has the market pretty well sewn up. Apple, Android and RIM cover some holes in the Symbian market.

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