Re: "trying to cram the Windows desktop onto a tiny mobile screen"
> later it tried to expand the tile UI designed for small mobile screens to large desktop ones, showing they have real issues in understanding users needs,
Microsoft hired consults to tell them why Windows Phone was not doing well in the market*. For a very large sum of money they told MS that the problem was that desktop users were unfamiliar with the UI. The solution was to force that UI down the users' throats until they loved it and _demanded_ it on their phones.
* various analysts had claimed WP would overtake iPhone by 2010 or somesuch.