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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Why its failing
by nikcomp on Wed 28th Dec 2011 19:53 UTC
nikcomp
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2011-12-28

Windows Mobile Phone 7 would be every bit as competitive "if" Microsoft released the front end of the OS. Android allows Touchwiz and Sense interfaces that allow the manufactures the ability to create distinction so you know its a Samsung, HTC or motorola. Microsoft since Windows doesn't allow this. I understand Microsoft wants to "control" the support aspect of their OS , but in closed devices that have very few updates, the OEM's would much rather control the front end views and services. Even if the costs are the same or Microsoft is lower the OEM's will have a hard time not wanting their own front end. Nokia is their "only" chance.

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RE: Why its failing
by shmerl on Wed 28th Dec 2011 20:01 in reply to "Why its failing"
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2010-06-08

Nokia won't help Windows Phone. In result Microsoft will only hurt Nokia (as they already did for Meego).

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