Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2011 21:50 UTC
Windows Fascinating, this. As a Windows Phone 7 user, I can attest that it is every bit as good as iOS and Android - heck, in my experience, it is more polished, more consistent, smoother, and faster than either of those two. Yet, despite raving reviews and glowing user comments all over the web, Windows Phone 7 simply isn't selling. Former Windows Phone 7 general manager Charlie Kindel believes it's because neither carriers nor device makers like the control Microsoft exerts over the platform.
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MS Racket maybe?
by lidstah on Tue 27th Dec 2011 22:36 UTC
lidstah
Member since:
2008-09-20

Well, I bet some people here won't like what I'll say.
But if I was a phone maker, already paying Microsoft a fee for some bullshit patents, I won't, for sure, use their own phone operating system solution: I already give em' *enough* money for each Android phone I make and sell. And those are selling like hot cakes.

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RE: MS Racket maybe?
by cetp on Tue 27th Dec 2011 22:42 in reply to "MS Racket maybe?"
cetp Member since:
2007-12-16

All OEMs (HTC, Samsung, LG etc.) have WP phones in their offer and they are creating new ones (e.g. Samsung Focus S), so what your post has to do with reality?

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RE: MS Racket maybe?
by _txf_ on Tue 27th Dec 2011 22:49 in reply to "MS Racket maybe?"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Well, I bet some people here won't like what I'll say.
But if I was a phone maker, already paying Microsoft a fee for some bullshit patents, I won't, for sure, use their own phone operating system solution: I already give em' *enough* money for each Android phone I make and sell. And those are selling like hot cakes.


unfortunately MS charges the same amount for those BS patents as the whole Windows phone 7 license. In terms of monetary cost it is pretty much the same.

However, there are other non monetary costs (as you've said), the loss of the manufacturer brand, the loss of the phone model identity, and the cost of giving ms satisfaction.

As I've said many a time, no matter how good WP7 is, MS surely does not deserve to profit from it (since they profit of other things which they do not own and contribute nothing). I'd be perfectly happy for another competitor to join i.e. WebOS,bada,QNXed rim, anybody except MS.

Edited 2011-12-27 22:50 UTC

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