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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Myerson is a nut
by TechGeek on Wed 17th Apr 2013 03:15 UTC
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2006-01-14

The cold hard truth is that mobile devices are replacing PC on the desktop. Thats just the way it is for the average consumer who just checks email and the web. And when you talk about tablets, you have Android and you have iOS. Microsoft is way at the bottom. You can't argue that Windows 8 is selling well because PC sales are down 14% last quarter. There just aren't enough PCs being sold to say that Windows 8 is selling as well as Vista. That doesn't mean Microsoft won't sell millions of copies. They will. But as a desktop OS, Windows 8 blows. Newsflash for Windows devs, no one has a touch screen interface on their desktop and even if they did, no one will put up with fingerprints all over their screen. Its a broken paradigm for the desktop. It makes sense on mobile devices where you don't want a keyboard or mouse.

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RE: Myerson is a nut
by Nelson on Wed 17th Apr 2013 05:00 in reply to "Myerson is a nut"
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2005-11-29

Newsflash for Windows devs, no one has a touch screen interface on their desktop and even if they did, no one will put up with fingerprints all over their screen. Its a broken paradigm for the desktop. It makes sense on mobile devices where you don't want a keyboard or mouse.


Newsflash: Ultramobile PCs are set to explode over the next few years. You speak of a PC in decline, but when you redefine PCs to include these figures, you end up with a market segment that actually grows.

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RE[2]: Myerson is a nut
by JAlexoid on Wed 17th Apr 2013 10:07 in reply to "RE: Myerson is a nut"
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2009-05-19

Ok. Then we do that and we notice that Windows, selling ~80 million licenses per quarter, is being under attack by iOS and even Android. Windows sales are dropping, while iOS and Android are growing.

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RE[2]: Myerson is a nut
by ricegf on Wed 17th Apr 2013 11:34 in reply to "RE: Myerson is a nut"
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2007-04-25

So, what's the best selling laptop on Amazon - for the past 6 months - and how does that prove that "Microsoft's still got it" (images of Betty Boop serving a drink to Eddie Valiant while watching Jessica Rabbit steal the show).

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RE[2]: Myerson is a nut
by TechGeek on Wed 17th Apr 2013 14:26 in reply to "RE: Myerson is a nut"
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2006-01-14

"Newsflash for Windows devs, no one has a touch screen interface on their desktop and even if they did, no one will put up with fingerprints all over their screen. Its a broken paradigm for the desktop. It makes sense on mobile devices where you don't want a keyboard or mouse.


Newsflash: Ultramobile PCs are set to explode over the next few years. You speak of a PC in decline, but when you redefine PCs to include these figures, you end up with a market segment that actually grows.
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As mentioned above, Microsoft is losing massively on the ultramobile device front for ARM devices. Windows draws its power from backward compatibility and familiarity. Take those away and the user may as well be using any interface. And Windows doesn't (or at least hasn't before now) evolved quickly enough to keep up with the mobile market.

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