Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Windows Phone is fighting an uphill battle. Microsoft still has work to do in terms of user experience and the big hardware partners like HTC and Samsung are starting to lose interest and putting in only token efforts. But Nokia is keeping the platform in the conversation. We're not willing to consign Windows Phone to the same level of hopelessness as the open-source webOS or the out-to-pasture BB OS precisely because Nokia is too big and too active a partner." Having a big partner is by no means a guarantee. Microsoft is doing whatever it can - both legal and should-not-be-legal - to get people to buy Windows Phone, and it isn't working. A brand only gets you so far - you need a compelling product, too, and as much as I like Windows Phone, it's just not there yet compared to iOS and Android.
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RE[2]: Doomed
by jared_wilkes on Mon 9th Apr 2012 16:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Doomed"
jared_wilkes
Member since:
2011-04-25

You listed one app exclusive to Windows.

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RE[3]: Doomed
by gonzo on Mon 9th Apr 2012 16:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Doomed"
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2005-11-10

Which one? "Games"? :-) Or Visual Studio? Or SQL Server? IIS, perhaps?

Oh, you want more?

IE? Check. Safari? Check. Chrome? Check. Firefox? Check. Opera? Check.

No virtual machine or some kind of emulator required.

Please.

Edited 2012-04-09 16:21 UTC

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RE[4]: Doomed
by leech on Mon 9th Apr 2012 23:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Doomed"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Which one? "Games"? :-) Or Visual Studio? Or SQL Server? IIS, perhaps?

Oh, you want more?

IE? Check. Safari? Check. Chrome? Check. Firefox? Check. Opera? Check.

No virtual machine or some kind of emulator required.

Please.


Someone willingly uses IIS or IE these days?

Most of the things you mentioned run better and are far easier to set up on Linux or other Unix platform.

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