Microsoft believes the smartphone battle has just begun
posted by Charlene S. / Nov 23, 2011, 4:45 PM
Mundie admits that in the mid-2000s Microsoft may have “taken their eye off the ball” in regards to mobile devices while it worked on security challenges and development cycles of its mainline products. He says that left a big opportunity for Apple to move in and capitalize on the market, but moving forward, Microsoft definitely believes mobile computing is an essential component to its future success.
Mundie states that the global penetration for smartphones is only 2% and the replacement cycle on smart phones is 1.5 to 2 years. The ability to spread into the rest of the global market coupled with the fairly quick recovery rate, when compared to PCs, makes him believe that the smartphone battle is just beginning.
He compares the current smartphone OS distribution models to the 3 models that occurred in the PC market. Apple obviously playing the role of Apple, Android taking the place of open-sourced Unix and Linux, and Microsoft using the managed model it used with PCs.
He says the key to success in the long run is brining different technology categories together and having them work in harmony. He believes Microsoft has the edge when it comes to bringing PCs, phones, tablets, TVs. and gaming consoles together in the cloud.
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the smartphone battle has just begun. lol where have you been Microsoft?
posted on Nov 23, 2011, 4:52 PM 16
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i have wp7....it needs 4 things to move forward.... . . . .. background wallpaper on menu. .. mp3 as ringtones .. flash in internet explorer .. more colors to choose from, for tiles
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 1:35 AM 1
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wallpaper in menu = useless, you won't see it because of the tiles, and you can't read the text in the menu because of it. mp3 as ringtones = already available with mango, maybe read more about it flash = useless, flash is dead, especially for mobile phones, html 5 is the way from now on more colors for the tiles = the only point where you can be agreed on. :D
posted on Nov 27, 2011, 5:42 AM 0
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"...where have you been Microsoft?" Apparently doing large quantities of controlled substances. They all seem to be operating under serious delusions. 100 million WP7 handsets in 2012.... Yeah, right.
posted on Nov 23, 2011, 5:09 PM 10
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Haha come on, no one wants a phone with no appeal. Thats like apple saying, yes after 3-4 years we finally give background wallpapers but the icons cant be move out of the way of the picture and the icons block the image to where you can only see it everytime go to unlock the phone. Even hardcore xbox fans i know call it a complete joke.
posted on Nov 23, 2011, 5:29 PM 4
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actions speak louder than words...
posted on Nov 23, 2011, 5:42 PM 3
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The game is far from over. With how much more phones are doing and the need/want to connect all your devices, MS has a chance. You have blackberry falling off a cliff. Apple has a complete epic fail in ios 5. and android is crap. MS has an uphill battle but they have maybe the greatest phone maker with them now.
posted on Nov 23, 2011, 5:47 PM 1
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iOS has some bugs to be worked out but it's far from a complete fail and I won't even acknowledge the "Android is crap" statement...
posted on Nov 23, 2011, 5:53 PM 7
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Weird you're a confused fanboy. What phone do you use
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 1:43 AM 4
... and apparently our good friend taco here is not actually a fanboy... nope... well, okay, even if he is a fanboy, we do know for sure that he is not confused... he certainly is solid about towing-the-line for Apple... =8-P
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 8:34 PM 1
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It is a beginning for WP7 since WP6.5 was a failure.
posted on Nov 23, 2011, 6:51 PM 0
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Lets see WP bought Skype. It is now available on Facebook, which is the number one social networking site. The next generation of WP will have Front facing cameras. I am sure WP Apollo will allow you to do face time and facebook video chat (skype). This is just starters... there is more to come with Nokia gets started
posted on Nov 23, 2011, 7:55 PM 1
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