Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's phone chief hates to call the new Nokia Lumia 521 cheap, but the lower-priced smartphone launching in the United States is the company's boldest move yet to win mass market share from leaders Apple and Samsung. The world's largest software company has so far focused on putting its Windows Phone software into expensive, high-end devices - chiefly from Nokia and HTC. But the new model will go on sale at Walmart later this month at an unsubsidized price under $150, relatively cheap for a new phone running up-to-date software without a long-term contract." Windows Phone is racing to the bottom just as fast as Android - with the difference being that expensive Android devices do not fail to sell.
Thread beginning with comment 560474
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
PieterGen
Member since:
2012-01-13

Some companies want their sites hosted on a Microsoft webserver. I never understood why. Unless of cause you'd like to play Minesweeper on that server ;-) The monolithic nature of Windows makes programs complex and vulnerable. And you can't compile custom kernels, so you're stuck with "everything & the kitchen sink".

Could it be that this monolithic nature (in contrast to the modular Unix-approach) is a big reason behind the slow development of WP8?

Edited 2013-05-04 09:52 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 0

tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Would you care to provide actual quantitative examples to the qualitative claims you just made?

Reply Parent Score: 2