Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 23:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "There's just one problem, though: the 'nine young investors' don't really exist - according to the last tweet on the @NokiaPlanB Twitter account, it was all a hoax perpetuated by 'one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone'. Ouch."
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RE[3]: I like WP7
by Lennie on Thu 17th Feb 2011 18:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I like WP7"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

I'm sure R&D departments do a lot of interresting work, but I don't think Microsoft has profited much from it.

Because which core product have they created them selfs instead of buying a company or needing to get people from outside the company ?

DOS was bought, Excel and Visio are bought, Windows NT was made by people who came from outside of the company, SQL-server was bought and so on.

I'm probably just biased, my work sometimes entails dealing with the internals of Microsoft software or data generated by Microsoft software. And it never is pretty.

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RE[4]: I like WP7
by JohnJJ on Thu 17th Feb 2011 19:51 in reply to "RE[3]: I like WP7"
JohnJJ Member since:
2011-01-28

Research almost never result in actual products, but rather in technologies, which can then be utilized to create products or make existing products better. Recent examples of research which have real world applications is the static code analysis tools, which forms the basis of code contracts i C#, F# and monads, Rx and async processing, the new screens for the Surface project and lots more.

Edited 2011-02-17 20:00 UTC

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RE[5]: I like WP7
by Lennie on Thu 17th Feb 2011 20:45 in reply to "RE[4]: I like WP7"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I meant core-products, I mean who ever bought Surface anyway ? And actually uses it ?

I'll shut up now. :-)

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