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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How EXACTLY could they "control the situation" because I'd like to hear this. Intel owned half, so they couldn't just give them the boot and Intel was sabotaging, and they couldn't give the symbian guys the boot as that was the only product they had at the time.

So I'd love to hear how, with a broken and incomplete product that had half the coders working against them and the other half being headhunted by symbian, that they were supposed to "control" squat? I would also remind you of the screaming fits the public had when Elop killed Symbian, how many here screamed he was "killing" the company, you honestly think anybody inside Nokia could have done that? They would have been crucified.

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