Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Feb 2012 11:19 UTC
Windows There's a lot of news coming out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, but since we can't compete with the well-funded gadget blogs, I suggest you read up on the details at The Verge (or Engadget). One thing stood out to me, though. While the entire industry is moving towards more cores, more megapixels, more gigahertz, more display inches - Microsoft is doing the exact opposite. Windows Phone has been updated and optimised to run on slower hardware.
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Bad strategy
by -APT- on Mon 27th Feb 2012 13:18 UTC
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2007-03-20

Instead of lowering the device requirements, they should just keep the hardware requirements at the same level for a longer period of time. The phones of today will at some point be the budget phones of tomorrow.

This just feels like Microsoft trying to go for the low end market as soon as possible due to poor sales from people not buying the current high end phones.

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RE: Bad strategy
by zima on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 20:47 in reply to "Bad strategy"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, look how horribly for Microsoft ended up aiming, with PCs, ~"for low end market as soon as possible" (that's essentially what Gates openly stated as also their goal, bringing computing to everybody; the benefits of powerful and inexpensive standardised hardware, from its economies of scale, felt also by, say, Linux users; even Apple switched to it).

WTH, people will whine about anything, it seems. For years it was "MS fuels hardware upgrades" and now "MS wastes effort at making their software even more zippy than it is vs. the competition"...

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