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: Doomed
by dsmogor on Tue 10th Apr 2012 12:28 UTC in reply to "Doomed"
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The reasons Windows brand is bad in consumer perception (poorly controlled ecosystem that have put too much responsibility on HW manufacturers, API mish mash, complexity coming out backward compatibility) are the explanation why MS did drastic u-turn with WP7 and put all previous efforts (including all it's mobile platform supporters work) into a dump.
The fact of the matter is that WP7 is in its core very un-Windows in both philosophy and goals.
Slapping a windows brand over it is not only hurting it but simply illogical and confusing.

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