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Topic # 129069 2-Sep-2013 22:33
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This guy thinks, with the retirement of Steve Balmer, Windows Phone is dead.  He certainly doesn't like Microsoft and especially Balmer.

He makes some pretty forthright comments.

http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2013/08/ballmer-aftermath-part-1-future-of-microsoft-especially-in-mobile.html




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  Reply # 888693 3-Sep-2013 00:44
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some valid comments in there, if you can get past all the ranting at the start. boy does he hate Microsoft, the company.

I don't agree that the platform is dead however, there are still gains being made - especially in emerging markets, where there are still potentially billions of handset sales to be made.

this new article/report gives WP over 8% in Europe which surprised me: http://www.zdnet.com/ios-up-android-down-in-the-us-as-windows-phone-hits-eight-percent-in-europe-7000020117/

it also, interestingly, showed that IOS was rising and Android falling in the US market (WP up 0.5% to a not very significant 3.5%)




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  Reply # 888735 3-Sep-2013 08:57
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Yep, the guy sure does hate MS. 

But what I find just as funny is how he sees himself, see below: 

"This blog is where that commonly-used term 'Jesusphone' originates from"

Really? That term was getting thrown around a lot in the early iPhone days by a lot of people. 

Anyhow, I think Windows Phone will continue. I think the more obvious point is that there do not need to be three current versions of Windows which aren't very compatible; Win 8, Win Pho and Win RT.

Guess which one I think will go to the chopping block?  

This comes from The Register: 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/08/microsoft_metro_analysis/

Basically the argument is that RT should go and Win Pho should be developed as a Phone/Tablet OS instead. 

I'd go this way but who knows. 




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