Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 23:33 UTC

Speaking at Microsoft's financial analysts meeting today, CEO Steve Ballmer was refreshingly realistic about the company's struggles in smartphones and tablets. "Mobile devices. We have almost no share."

Right. Now that Ballmer himself admits it, can we please settle the discussion? Windows Phone has been a failure up until now.

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Sad but true
by ronaldst on Sat 21st Sep 2013 00:08 UTC
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The Live Tiles screen. Make it pretty. It's even worse on WP8 than on W8.

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RE: Sad but true
by sj87 on Sat 21st Sep 2013 17:32 in reply to "Sad but true"
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In my mind it's just the other way around: the desktop version of Metro is simply hideous. The tiles hovering above the background image look detached, the Metro environment as a whole lacks unity.

On the phone side the style almost works, although the lack of visual appeal is discomforting. Too much black and too little color variations.

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