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[News] [Rival] Windows Mobile Gives Developers Reason to Abandon

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Windows Mobile Gives Developers Reason to Abandon
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 11:22:30 +0000
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Microsoft is charging Windows Mobile developers indefinitely more than Apple and Google

,----[ Quote ]
| Can you believe that? Market share of Windows 
| Mobile is sinking like Titanic, and 
| competitors have tens of thousands of apps 
| (compared to less than one thousand in Windows 
| Mobile app store), plenty of which are not 
| available at all (!) for Windows Mobile, and 
| what is Microsoft doing?
| Microsoft is charging Windows Mobile 
| developers indefinitely more than Apple and 
| Google as you can see in this comparison...



Microsoft plays down Windows Mobile

,----[ Quote ]
| It isn't the first time that Microsoft has
| missed the boat - it was also a late starter
| in the Internet game - but the company has all
| but dropped the ball with its Windows Mobile
| operating system.


Microsoft to discontinue Mobile2Market program

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft will discontinue Mobile2Market, its
| mobile application certification and
| marketing program for independent software
| and hardware vendors.


Microsoft Struggles to Extend Desktop Dominance to Mobile

,----[ Quote ]
| Unlike Windows Mobile, the platform developed
| by a massive cross-industry alliance led by
| Internet giant Google, is based on open
| source Linux software and enables greater
| flexibility for programmers building
| applications and features tailored to
| handsets.


Windows Mobile 7: Should Microsoft even bother?

,----[ Quote ]
| When looking at all the competitors for
| smartphone supremacy, you might say the
| Windows Mobile is DLF in the rankings
| (although a recent report places it at third
| place). Some would even contend that
| Microsoft would have been better off never
| entering this race if it weren't going to put
| up a good fight. That may shock the 7.2
| million users of the Microsoft smartphone OS,
| especially those in the enterprise who don't
| see the iPhone as a serious contender at all
| (due in part to Apple's history of ignoring
| the needs of the enterprise in favor of the
| individual user).


Microsoft responds to 2016 SMS bug; not just cell phones affected

,----[ Quote ]
| The saga of the Year 2016 text message bug
| continues. While there's not an official
| fix as of yet we, do have a workaround
| (download here). And we just received an
| official statement from a Microsoft
| spokesperson:
|     âMicrosoft is aware of reports that
|     phone messages received after 1/1/2010
|     may be dated 2016. These reports have
|     not yet resulted in widespread customer
|     inquiries; however, we are working
|     closely with our manufacturing and
|     mobile operator partners to investigate
|     the cause and correct the issue as
|     appropriate.â


2016 bug hits Windows phones

,----[ Quote ]
| The date bug which is interfering with Aussie
| point of sale transactions has spread to some
| Windows mobile phones.
| The glitch means that text messages received
| since New Year's Eve will appear with a 2016
| date. Card scanners in thousands of Australian
| shops have also been hit, as we reported
| yesterday. Bank of Queensland systems, believing
| it was 2016, rejected most payment cards because
| they'd passed their expiry date.

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