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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RE[3]: Doesn't matter
by Nelson on Sat 21st Sep 2013 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Doesn't matter"
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These countries are buying the Nokia 520 off contact phone. These are not the 920 series phone. These buyers buy nothing from the store. A 99 dollar phone will not get Microsoft in the game unless the only game they want is the lowest end.

The Lumia 520 has a 30% usage share according to in app analytics, so if what you were saying is true, why is the 520 the single most used model in applications?

And tell me, do we get to count out the Android devices at the same price point as the 520? Of course we don't, that would make Apple look too good relative to Android. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

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