Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 16:37 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Windows Phone, talks about the competition. "With iPhone, I sense that it's running out of steam. With iOS, [Apple] just added a fifth row of icons. Android is... kind of a mess. Look at Samsung - there's clearly mutiny going on. The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung." There's truth to all these statements, which makes it all the more surprising that Microsoft appears to be unable to properly capitalise on them. Sure, WP appears to be doing well in a few select markets, but by no means the kind of success Microsoft and (Nokia) was banking on. Microsoft will pull through. Nokia on the other hand...
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RE[4]: So what
by Nelson on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: So what"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Do you know how many copies of Windows Vista sold? Do you know the size of the PC market?

I don't really think you have an appreciation for the scale of Windows. A "failure" like Vista, is more success than most companies ever see. Its not like it sold two copies.

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RE[5]: So what
by lucas_maximus on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:54 in reply to "RE[4]: So what"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

This is what irritates me about this site; Vista wasn't a stellar success like Windows 7, but it sold decently and all the kinks were worked out after SP1.

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RE[6]: So what
by tylerdurden on Tue 16th Apr 2013 20:47 in reply to "RE[5]: So what"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

You also don't seem to understand that capitalism is about growth, not stagnation. Which is why having a commanding lead in a stagnant market can be a bit of a pickle.

Although it may be true that some people don't grasp the sheer size of the desktop/business market, some of you also don't seem to grasp the explosive growth of the mobile market. Smartphones have already surpassed PC shipments a while back, and tablets are heading that way soon. Those are two markets that are eclipsing the PC and which Microsoft does not command.

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