Interesting pick of some statements, lets question a couple.
POINT ONE :"Putting the iPhone 5c out as low cost budget device pretty much says it all"
Why would you, it's not the budget iphone, the 4s is.
Three:Available from:£16 a month £99 upfront cost
Vodafone:Free on Pay monthly plans from £25
So from 2 of the big four, you can get an Iphone 4s, for about the same price as a Nokia Lumia 625.
POINT TWO:Android is not just one platform.
Except, if you're buying devices in bulk for an organisation it will be. You'll pick the touchwiz Samsung version that you like, or can afford. Or you'll pick the Sonyfied Version you like or the Huawei Emotion UI. Indeed as this is most IOS like, it's not a bad pick if you're choosing to wean people off older ios devices.
So in the same way, companies cope with all the different versions of windows, you know the Dell type, Acer type, Fujitsu Type, Lenovo etc, they will cope with the android versions.
They could even go Nexus, and get "pure" android.
THIRD POINT:"And so we come Windows Phone, which would appear to tick all of the relevant boxes in relation to larger scale enterprise deployment"
Except for maybe corporate apps. Ah yes, ironic isn't it. Corporate lock in on an app level keeps Microsoft out.
Why would corporates who've developed in house apps for ios or android suddenly abandon them for a less popular os? I mean if that was easy, people would have dropped windows and gone linux ages ago.
FOURTH POINT:Windows still totally dominates on desktop/notebook machines
Except people are moving in droves to tablets, where Android and IOS are kings. Surface is what 2%? That makes Mac use in the 80's look stellar!
FIFTH POINT:Sponsored link: Microsoft UK is holding a live virtual summit on the company’s enterprise mobility strategy on 4 June at 10:00. Check out the agenda and register here.
Ah yes, so it's an advert? Which is the reason it's not a well thought out piece of technical journalism then?