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[News] [Rival] Windows Mobile to Get Bitten by Vista 7 Mess

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Windows Mobile to Get Bitten by Vista 7 Mess
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 01:32:54 +0000
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Windows 7's Mangled Mobile Opportunity

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| Windows 7 might as well be Vista when it 
| comes to interacting with mobile devices. 
| Microsoft's total mangling of this mobile 
| opportunity reveals a number of major flaws 
| that the company must address if it's going 
| to continue to dominate the OS world.
| [...]
| One of Microsoft's fatal flaws is that it
| thinks in products, not in ecosystems. It 
| builds a lot of attractive pieces, but it 
| doesn't snap together the puzzle. For 
| instance: what's up with the Danger/Sidekick 
| thing, anyway? They bought Danger way back 
| in February, 2008. Rather than folding that 
| expertise into Windows Mobile, they shunted 
| the team off into a mysterious "Premium 
| Mobile Experiences" group that has so far 
| produced nothing except a horrifying server 
| crash. The latest we've heard is that 
| something might happen next year. In any 
| case, PMX seems to be competing withârather 
| than enhancingâthe work of the Windows 
| Mobile group.


Ballmer: Sidekick outage 'not good'


Linux gains at Microsoft's expense.


Microsoft smartphone OS is a hard sell

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| Amid all the talk last week of a "groundbreaking"
| partnership between Verizon Wireless and Google,
| word of Microsoft launching its revamped operating
| system, Windows Mobile 6.5, and Verizon introducing
| one of the first smartphones to run it, the HTC
| Imagio, largely fell on deaf ears.
| Not that I'm surprised.
| The Verizon-Google partnership is a big deal. It not
| only ensures Google's touch-screen Android operating
| system will make it onto cell phones nationwide, it
| finally will give consumers a worthy alternative to
| the Apple iPhone and AT&T.

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