Latest Upgrade For Windows Mobile Won't Cut It For Microsoft

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  1. wnrussell

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    Latest Upgrade For Windows Mobile Won't Cut It For Microsoft

    NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is going to need a lot more than a new coat of paint if it wants to stay relevant in the smartphone business.

    That, essentially, is what Microsoft has applied with the release of a software update to its Windows Mobile platform and its effort to rebrand those handsets as "Windows phones."

    The latest upgrades won't be enough to keep Microsoft from getting pummeled in the increasingly tight smartphone market, based on recent market share data. Where consumers now expect increasingly sophisticated software and are looking for an overhaul of the mobile software, the company could only manage minor tweaks and changes.

    http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200909011438DOWJONESDJONLINE000372_FORTUNE5.htm
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    say it aint so!...

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    I disagree.
    Maybe if WinMo phones could not do what these other smartphones do...but there is nothing - in my experience - that the other smartphones can do that WinMo cannot.
    Yeah..there are some cute gimmicks, but it boils down to the simple fact that WinMo is not pretty or eyecatching or hip.
    Could WinMo be better? Of course it can, but it doesnt mean that the OS is terrible, rather too many people are satisfied with eyecandy and tons of useless apps like Ifart and virtual beers.
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    Windows Mobile 7 Won't Come at PDCWM 6.5 might not come either

    Redmond-based Microsoft is set to kick off the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in mid-November, with a focus on a variety of products, except for Windows Mobile. In other words, this means that the software giant won't have anything important to discuss at the conference regarding the future of its mobile client, although it has been expected to do so.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-Mobile-7-Won-039-t-Come-at-PDC-121508.shtml
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    Motorola exec says Microsoft won't end Windows Mobile support

    After the Microsoft-Nokia agreement was announced, several analysts theorized that Windows Mobile might not last beyond version 7, which is now slated to ship next year.

    In today's interview, McNerney said Windows Mobile has a rich developer community, especially for applications used by enterprise and industrial customers. He said perhaps the Nokia partnership could prompt Microsoft to back off pushing Windows mobile for smartphones, but not for rugged handheld computers.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...n_t_end_Windows_Mobile_support_?taxonomyId=15

    Microsoft's mobile platform has been fragmented by the decision to offer both Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7 at the same time (when it's released). Windows Mobile 6.5 will support limited touch capabilities, but it won't be until the end of 2010 that Windows Mobile 7 will provide full touch capabilities to compete with the iPhone. To distance the product from its past Microsoft are even renaming it "Windows Phone", a shallow effort to try bury a bad reputation for a bad UI model.

    http://www.osnews.com/story/22178/Has_Microsoft_Missed_the_Boat_With_Mobile_

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