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Microsoft Microsoft has just responded to Google's move regarding Exchange ActiveSync. Sadly, instead of addressing the very real problems consumers are about to face, Microsoft starts talking about switching to Outlook.com.
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Nelson
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2005-11-29

"Anyhow, I think Microsoft saw this coming.


If that were so, they'd have implemented the stupid protocols and this whole thing would be a non-issue. So if they saw it coming, that means they chose not to implement, which is a somewhat different move. I'd say, based on the number of their phone sales, a bad one.
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I don't think its a given, it may have been late enough in the dev cycle to be a no-go. I just can't imagine Google, a huge Microsoft EAS licensee doing something like this without giving prior notice. Corporations don't operate in a vacuum like that.

Windows Phone sales have been modest and picking up Quarter over Quarter for like a year. Windows Phone app vendors have seen explosions in app sales since Windows Phone 8 launched. There is clear momentum behind the platform. A fact many here conveniently refuse to acknowledge.

By all means, continue the meme though.

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Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Windows Phone sales have been modest and picking up Quarter over Quarter for like a year.


Sure, but it's easy to double your sales QonQ when you're bumping along the bottom at 1-2% of the market.

Windows Phone app vendors have seen explosions in app sales since Windows Phone 8 launched.


When you start at 0 the only way is up, after all.

There is clear momentum behind the platform.


There's no evidence that there is any more real, consumer driven momentum behind WP8 than any of their previous mobile platforms, or that there is behind BlackBerry OS, or Meego, or WebOS. That is because currently the platform is an also-ran and it's userbase is counted under "Other", below RIM.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


Sure, but it's easy to double your sales QonQ when you're bumping along the bottom at 1-2% of the market.


So? Does that mean that sales are not increasing? The fact that Microsoft is keeping up with the market, and then some, by making small inroads on a region by region basis, is impressive.

No one serious thinks Windows Phone will overnight take the world by storm, but judging from Microsoft in the past, it is a silly bet to bet against them eventually having some sort of presence.

Like I said, people told them to dump Xbox when it was bleeding cash at Entertainment & Devices. Xbox is now one of the shining examples of Microsoft establishing a relevant brand "post-Windows".


When you start at 0 the only way is up, after all.


Do you have evidence to support that every single app developer who's seen a dramatic increase in sales started at zero? No. Because you'd rather use hyperbole to get a zinger in instead of having a sensible discussion.

I personally know people who've made, and continue to make great money on the platform. Between Windows Phone and Windows 8, the revenue has given me more financial freedom than I've had in years.

It is a bald faced lie that Windows Phone and Windows Store both have low download counts, and bring in a small amount of revenue.


There's no evidence that there is any more real, consumer driven momentum behind WP8 than any of their previous mobile platforms, or that there is behind BlackBerry OS, or Meego, or WebOS. That is because currently the platform is an also-ran and it's userbase is counted under "Other", below RIM.


There's no evidence..if you conveniently ignore the evidence like you have.

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