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____/ nessuno on Wednesday 18 Nov 2009 12:45 : \____
> On Nov 17, 9:02 pm, High Plains Thumper
> <highplainsthum...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Windows Mobile loses nearly a third of market share
>> David Meyer ZDNet UK
>> Published: 13 Nov 2009 16:24 GMT
>> Windows Mobile lost 28 percent of its smartphone market share between
>> the third quarter of 2008 and the third quarter of 2009, according to
>> analysis from Gartner.
>> According to figures released by Gartner on Thursday, Microsoft's mobile
>> operating system had 11 percent of the global smartphone market in Q3
>> 2008. A year later, it had 7.9 percent of the market, while the iPhone's
>> share had risen from 12.9 percent to 17.1 percent, and RIM's share had
>> risen from 16 percent to 20.8 percent.
> Yeah, Windows Mobile is one of Microsoft's great flops. Amazing they
> could screw it up so bad.
Their problem is that Windows Mobile is a hack of Windows (like a fork), which
is expensive to maintain and keep up to date. They know they should have
built Windows more like Linux (modular*). All Linux phones, including
Android, just pick the latest Linux. Supercomputers likewise.
*They even filed for a patent on modular O/S.
~~ Best of wishes
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