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[News] [Rival] Microsoft CEO: We Screwed up with Windows Mobile (Vista 7 to be Same)

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft CEO: We Screwed up with Windows Mobile (Vista 7 to be Same)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 06:01:15 +0100
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Ballmer blasts Windows Mobile

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| "Ballmer says they screwed up with Windows Mobile. Wishes 
| they had already lauched WM7. They completely revamped the 
| team," reported venture capitalist Paul Jozefak.


An Honest Windows 7 Review

,----[ Quote ]
| I just read this excellent review of the Windows 7 
| Professional [sic] edition by Ramon Cahenzli. Itâs really 
| well written, especially as I assume English is not his 
| native language, detailed, funny and very poignant.
| I wish Iâd written it. But then that would mean Iâd have 
| to buy Windows which isnât something I really want or need 
| to do.



Does Microsoft Windows Mobile Have A Future?

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| Name Change = Desperation
| Even Microsoft seems to know it is in trouble. One clear sign of a failing product line
| is a name change. After using Windows Mobile since the operating system's launch at the
| turn of the millennium, the company decided that phones running version 6.5 of the
| operating system will be known as Windows phones, a subtle but telling distinction.
| So where will Microsoft go from here? The company has put a lot of time and money into
| its mobile OS. Because of its tight connection with Microsoft Office desktop
| applications, the operating system has had significant appeal to small and medium
| businesses. But that integration also carried a price in terms of ease of use and
| performance. And the market seems to be saying Office compatibility may no longer be
| enough to compete with faster, sexier, and easier-to-use smartphones running on other
| operating systems.


Report: Microsoft Will Make Windows Mobile Cheaper To Compete With Open Source

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| Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) will adopt a two-pronged approach to the mobile
| operating system market that will be able to compete against both the iPhone
| and Android, according to a report in DigiTimes that claims to know
| Microsoftâs Windows Mobile roadmap.


Did Microsoft Just Throw WinMo Under A Bus?

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| If you're itching to buy that hot new WinMo smartphone, go for it. Just don't
| act surprised when the next version of Windows Mobile turns out to be the
| last.


Microsoft's Windows Mobile: Time to Hang Up?

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| There are better ways for Microsoft to make money from smartphones than to
| keep investing in a mobile operating system that's losing share and relevance


Is Googleâs Android Killing Windows Mobile?

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| I wonder if it will be too late for the company to make a comeback, similar
| to Zune struggling to playsanjay  catch-up with the iPod. So while there is a
| lot of focus on Apple v Google, the real battle is actually between Microsoft
| Windows Mobile and Google Android. It looks like Google has drawn its first
| blood.


Motorola disses Windows Mobile: Android "more competitive"

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| Handset maker Motorola has revealed plans to scale back its commitment to
| Windows Mobile as it continues to increase its investment in Google's open
| source Android mobile platform.


Motorola pushes ahead with Android phones

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| Jha praised Android, noting that 3,000 applications have already been
| developed for it. Motorola will focus on integrating messaging and social
| networking with the Android devices, he said, and will offer a range of
| devices in the high- and mid-tier price ranges. "We are probably investing as
| much as anybody on the Android platform," he added.


Motorola Pledges Cheaper Android Phones

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| Android smart phones. Cheap Android phones. Android phones on the
| Nextel/Boost iDen network. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said many of next year's
| Motorola phones will run the Google Android OS in a call with analysts today,
| continuing a big bet on the Linux-based system.

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