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[2]: The 2 Ecosystems Rule
by benytocamela on Sat 21st Sep 2013 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE: The 2 Ecosystems Rule"
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You mean, like Windows Mobile?

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RE[3]: The 2 Ecosystems Rule
by Nelson on Sat 21st Sep 2013 22:43 in reply to "RE[2]: The 2 Ecosystems Rule"
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Yes. And Symbian. And PalmOS. The market is littered with the bones of the past kings of the segment.

Android's dominance is far from assured, and Google would be very wise to remember that.

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RE[4]: The 2 Ecosystems Rule
by ricegf on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 10:13 in reply to "RE[3]: The 2 Ecosystems Rule"
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But mobile hardware has been advancing rapidly. It's possible that once hardware evolution slows to a crawl, the OS market stabilizes and newcomers hit an increasingly steep barrier to entry.

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