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____/ AZ Nomad on Friday 28 May 2010 21:50 : \____
> On Fri, 28 May 2010 19:02:50 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>____/ AZ Nomad on Friday 28 May 2010 14:57 : \____
>>> On Fri, 28 May 2010 12:21:24 +0200, Ian Hilliard
>>>>Thanks to Google, Linux is going gang-busters on phones. I guess that
>>>>this is another reason for the trolls to hate Google.
>>> Then there are the linux hating trolls who worship microsoft -- life is
>>> tough on them since microsoft proved such an utter failure in the
>>> smartphone market despite having a near monopoly at one point.
>>In smartphones? Near monopoly? Nokia had almost a monopoly on phones
>>(>50%) and Microsoft still competes against Palm, RIM, and others.
> I was refering to the period between about 2004 and 2008 where except
> for perhaps a 5-10% market share still held by palm, microsoft mobile
> ruled the smartphone market, entirely on name recognition and monopoly
> power. Everybody hated them and kept hoping that someday microsoft
> would get their act together and release a version that didn't crash
> constantly, or heat up a phone to handwarmer temperatures trying to
> compute its way through the muck. It never happend and when apple
> released its lipstick on a pig version of what was similar to the
> single tasking palmos, it was all over for microsoft. People didn't
> give a shit if it could run microsoft office, or even it it could
> multitask. Having a device that was actually useful was what was
>>Microsoft has been losing money on phones for _several years_. Those who
>>are responsible for it left the company or got fired (3 this year).
> Microsoft's brilliant decision? disable multitasking. I wouldn't be
> surprised if microsoft had teams of hundreds of people trying to pick
> a kind of fruit to become their new logo in order to compete against
> Meanwhile, apple is finally going to release a phone that can multitask.
Can their customers handle this complexity?
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz | "Somebody, give this politician a wedgie"
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