Proof, if 'twere needed...
...that the Microsoft Marketing Morons are still alive and well and living in...
It's just two months old, but Microsoft has already renamed its next operating system for Windows phones. Microsoft's dropped the "Series" from the Windows Phone 7 Series - now the software will simply be called Windows Phone 7, according to a Microsoft team Tweet, below. Windows Phone 7 de-Series The Tweet gave no …
Putting Phone in the OS name makes for clumsy statements.
"Foobar phone powered by Microsoft Phone 7".
But they're just polishing a turd. Should have called it ZunePhone and just killed it humanely.
MS phones have only really scored any traction in the corporate world. Their new toy interface is far more geared towards the average user (who would rather have an iphone etc). Microsoft are surely demolishing their own market.
Technically WinCE is not much good for future smartphones. Multi-core phones are on the horizon and WinCE has no multi-core support. Unless MS have found a way to steer around multi-core issues this is going nowhere.
Microsoft has been able to keep the Microsoft Windows productline moving because of the shear size of that beast so keeping on-message is rather easy for them. But, when they have real competition and can't control the supply chain, they're lost and will just keep dumping hundreds of millions into their product with the only goal of keeping any one player from dominating. They protect the Windows brand by keeping other brands from dominating. Think MSN vs AOL, MSN/Live/BING vs Google, think XBox vs PlayStation, think WinCE vs Palm, etc. Like many others, they wait til the market leader hits over 50% of the market and then starts moving their guns to that segment. Windows CE/PocketPC/Mobile/Phone will be like the others and cost Microsoft billions while keeping the Windows brand name in the segment.
Peanuts, why pay for peanuts when you can have macadamias & pecans for free?
Microsoft charges for crumbs when there are cream-filled pies to be had as a gift with Android.
More reasons to leave the MS market for Google & Linux. Goodbye Muckrakingsoft, goodbye!
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