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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Its the extortion scheme silly.
by andydread on Sat 21st Sep 2013 12:33 UTC
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Microsoft has just about gone around to every device manufacturer and threatened them to pay and extortion fee to use Android. Now if you are a device manufacturer and Microsoft twisted your arm into paying them for Android would you then push devices with Microsoft OS? You see. The manufacturers are not pushing MS products because they are already paying MS for Android so they will just stick with Android thank you very much. Microsoft shot itself in the ass with that extortion scheme leaving a bad taste in the mouth of manufacturers. They see no reason to help MS after these shenanigans. I don't blame them.

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Tell that to Samsung, they really want to move to Tizen in a big way to regain control. That ain't gonna happen though.

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