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

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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RE[2]: Doesn't matter
by Deviate_X on Sat 21st Sep 2013 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Doesn't matter"
Deviate_X
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2005-07-11

YES
Windows phone has almost no share in the USA BUT in europe and other bizarre countries it is far more significant.

Edited 2013-09-21 13:27 UTC

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RE[3]: Doesn't matter
by dpJudas on Sat 21st Sep 2013 13:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Doesn't matter"
dpJudas Member since:
2009-12-10

YES
Windows phone has almost no share in the USA BUT in europe and other bizarre countries it is far more significant.

Given that we can count on Nelson to have found the best possible pro-WP stats out there, I'd say a ~10% market share in the western world is at best staying in the game.

Now the truly interesting question is whether it will go up or down now after Microsoft acquired Nokia. They are trying now to be even more Apple me-too like (control both hardware and software).

I'm not personally sure the corporate culture of Microsoft and their brand can deliver. It certainly will be interesting to watch. ;)

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RE[4]: Doesn't matter
by Nelson on Sat 21st Sep 2013 19:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Doesn't matter"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

10% is staying in the game now? Wow. The goalposts move yet again.

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