Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 17:24 UTC
Windows

2013 was nothing less than a blockbuster success for Windows Phone, which went from industry also-ran to the undisputed third mobile ecosystem, and is poised to challenge iPhone for the number two spot. You didn't think it could get this good? That's OK, neither did I.

Windows Phone seemingly turns a corner with every new application, small operating system update, and new Nokia Lumia. It's turning so many corners it's running in circles.

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RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 19th Dec 2013 04:39 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Just wanted to add, I was right about where the market was going, albeit a little slower than I imagined (due to what in hindsight is a pricing, marketing, and distribution problem).

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/18/low-surface-inventory-could-hamper...

Microsoft was more conservative this time around with Surface volumes, but demand is outstripping supply. Retail channels reporting devices are popular.

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RE[8]: Comment by Nelson
by segedunum on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:48 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Nelson"
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2005-07-06

Demand is not outstripping supply, nor does the article that you've posited there back up that assertion. It's complete tripe and there is only so long you can trot out that party line.

It's the same usual, well worked story of Surface having limited supply apparently in a pathetic attempt to drive up interest and to make the 'potential' look so much better. Oh, if only we'd made more then we could have been a success! This 'sold out' story has been spun before:

http://www.highlightpress.com/surface-2-and-pro-2-close-to-selling-...

....and then we got this news:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/microsoft-takes-900-million-charge-surface...

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