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[7]: Doomed
by gonzo on Mon 9th Apr 2012 16:51 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Doomed"
gonzo
Member since:
2005-11-10

3) Some people may love Windows (like you), but most don't use it by choice. It either comes pre-installed


I don't understand. Where does it come preinstalled? On Macs?

or runs applications or games needed, hence why Windows is not "cool".


It runs apps/games needed, hence it is not "cool"???

WTF?

Edited 2012-04-09 16:52 UTC

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RE[8]: Doomed
by JAlexoid on Mon 9th Apr 2012 20:07 in reply to "RE[7]: Doomed"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I don't understand. Where does it come preinstalled? On Macs?


Well over 95% of all laptops and prebuilt systems under $999. Or is it news to you?
Have you ever seen a average person come into a shop and ask for Windows? "Everyone" assumes that is has "those Windows".

It's preinstalled onto so many PCs that I will not be able to buy my next laptop without Windows7 bundled. Even though the first thing I will do, is remove it.

Most people don't buy Windows by choice.

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RE[9]: Doomed
by gonzo on Mon 9th Apr 2012 20:13 in reply to "RE[8]: Doomed"
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

How do they buy Macs then?

First you say people buy Macs because they are cool, then you say people are forced to buy Windows.

Which one is it? :-)

I mean, if you buy Mac, OSX is pre-installed, is it not? How come you're not complaining about that?

Is Microsoft stopping HP or Toshiba from selling computers with Linux pre-installed? I don't think so.

Edited 2012-04-09 20:15 UTC

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RE[9]: Doomed
by bluedodo on Mon 9th Apr 2012 22:51 in reply to "RE[8]: Doomed"
bluedodo Member since:
2006-03-26

Most people don't buy Windows by choice.

Theats because they don't need to choose they are already getting what they want. If they wannted OSX they's have bought a Mac instead they bought a Windows box because they wanted Windows. People have plenty of choice, don't twist things to support your agenda. Nobody complains that Macs are bundled with Mac OSX, cleasrly Apple is forcing me to use it at gun point and taking away my choice.

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