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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Reality distortion field.
by helix on Thu 29th Dec 2011 00:59 UTC
helix
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2011-08-04

I work at a small regional carrier, and I don't think my customers care one iota whether Microsoft and Apple are evil companies that have used questionable, if not illegal business practices in the past. We sell Dell Venue Pro phones right alongside the iPhone and numerous Android phones, and they just don't appeal to our customers as much. It will be interesting to see how the sleeker Nokia phones do, but customers seem to want one of two things: Android, or iPhone. That might change someday, but that's the way it is right now.

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RE: Reality distortion field.
by shmerl on Thu 29th Dec 2011 01:50 in reply to "Reality distortion field."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I don't think my customers care one iota whether Microsoft and Apple are evil companies that have used questionable, if not illegal business practices in the past.


Does it indicate illiteracy of customers in the history of technology and companies involved, or their neglect of making a proper moral choice?

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RE[2]: Reality distortion field.
by helix on Thu 29th Dec 2011 02:13 in reply to "RE: Reality distortion field."
helix Member since:
2011-08-04

Neither; the average consumer simply doesn't seem to care. Some of us who follow Microsoft and Apple related news might be appalled at their behavior, but most people are oblivious to such things. Now if they went out and killed baby seals, that might be different.

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