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Microsoft wants folks in emerging markets using inexpensive mobile phones to social-network away their free time just like fancy smartphone users do. The company on Monday announced plans for a light-weight mobile application platform called OneApp, aimed at developing countries where cheaper phones and pre-paid services are the …

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Let the tw@ts tweeting in the cloud commence.

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AKA web browser and web server

Microsoft innovation?

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Just what the world needs. Anonther single standard

This is only re-inventing what Infusio, Rapid Mobile media or Ideaworks already do. An abstraction platform that provides a lowest common denominator for phone developers. We've also go OneAPI and Bondi, plus some 'single' web enviroments.

Remember the best selling phone in the world is the Nokia 1100 series. An abstraction platform, epscially one using Java or XML as this does, is far too processor heavy to achieve what is claimed here.

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They don't get it, do they?

Let me see...

"El Cheapo" phones? check

Small aplicattion, wich would run on it? check

Poor country, where people buy cheap mobiles and use pre-paid due costs? check

Microsoft Solution to this mobiles? check

Network data plan, due to the huge amount of bandwith? No thanks, sir. It's out of my budget!

Fail.

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"...as well as a mobile wallet program..."

A mobile wallet program hosted centrally*? What could possibly go wrong?

*And hosted centrally on an M$ platform** for added "underpants round ankles" value.

**Owned and run by those doyens of customer data security, the mobile telcos.

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