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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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by B. Janssen on Mon 27th Feb 2012 17:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
B. Janssen
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1) I think thats because economics of scale: since iPhone and famous branded Androids sells by tens of millions every month, Apple and Motorola/Sony/Samsung/LG/HTC can get better deals from suppliers. You can argue that some of these manufacturers also assembly WP7 phones, but i bet that they allocate the premium parts and R&D money for their best seller products. So even if MS gives for free WP7 licenses, the hardware will offset the price.


I would buy that argument for Apple and Samsung, maybe even Motorola, but I really don't think that LG or HTC can shop cheaper than Nokia.


2) I'm impressed that Zune still exist.

And I'm horrified. On the other hand, people put up with Itunes. So, why not? ;)

Edit: Fixed stupid quotes.

Edited 2012-02-27 17:55 UTC

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