Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2016 23:10 UTC
Windows

Windows Phone started off life as a promising alternative to Android and iOS five years ago. Microsoft positioned its range of Windows Phone 7 handsets as the true third mobile ecosystem, but it's time to admit it has failed. If a lack of devices from phone makers and even Microsoft itself wasn't enough evidence, the final nail in the coffin hit today. Microsoft only sold 4.5 million Lumia devices in the recent quarter, compared to 10.5 million at the same time last year. That's a massive 57 percent drop. Even a 57 percent increase wouldn't be enough to save Windows Phone right now.

I remember being attacked in the comments for claiming Windows Phone was actually not doing as well as some claimed it was, and predicting its inevitable demise - years and years ago.

Vindication.

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RE: Never Going to Work
by Stephen! on Fri 29th Jan 2016 13:54 UTC in reply to "Never Going to Work"
Stephen!
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2007-11-24

https://news.microsoft.com/2014/02/04/satya-nadella-email-to-employe...

Our job is to ensure that Microsoft thrives in a mobile and cloud-first world.


He doesn't seem to have made much progress with that, if Windows Phone is in decline.

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RE[2]: Never Going to Work
by avgalen on Mon 1st Feb 2016 14:33 in reply to "RE: Never Going to Work"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Windows Phone isn't the only egg in the "mobile and cloud first" basket from Microsoft. Office 365 and Azure are there golden eggs and those work well on all platforms and are seeing major uptake.

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