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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by bassbeast on Thu 19th Dec 2013 12:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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RT IS dead,MSFT has been talking about how they don't need 3 OSes. Since WinPhone is growing (albeit slowly) and Windows is still making money? That leaves RT on the block. Meh I always thought WOA was a dumb idea, Intel and AMD were making lower and lower powered chips so X86 was bound to catch up.

As for TFA? Ever hear of a Pyrrhic victory? Just as Xbox may not have made a profit yet (when you figure in the losses on the 3 consoles plus the R&D of all 3) MSFT can sink piles of money into becoming #3 in what is basically a 3 man race (MozPhone and the rest are really more geek toys than mainstream contenders, at least at this point) but if they never make a cent off of it was it really worth doing? Since the rise of Apple and consumer focused electronics MSFT has shown they are good at spending money, coming up with a strategy to make a ROI after blowing all that cash? Not so much.

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