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Oct 4, 2009, 08:52 PM
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Link: Microsoft aims to close gap in mobile race (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20091004215258)
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batchtaster
Oct 5, 2009, 12:26 AM
Poor, small, boutique developers like Microsoft are surely the real losers in Apple's iPhone juggernaut. Can David possibly prevail against Goliath? Oh, the humanity....




[ You snooze, you lose. ]

RHatton
Oct 5, 2009, 12:39 AM
With Ballmer in there Microsoft will never prevail. He's such a moron. The iPhone OS and Web OS are both so far ahead of Windows Mobile its probably too far into the game for Microsoft to try and recover. They have nothing to offer the smartphone market anymore. They better pull something crazy out of their asses.

Ish
Oct 5, 2009, 08:34 AM
I love the bit near the end:

“If they can’t make that timetable, they will face really strong competitors,”

Bandman999
Oct 5, 2009, 08:54 AM
Microsoft is also creating a strong incentive for independent software developers who build on top of Windows, since their applications will be easier to find and download in the new online marketplace

That's code for "If anybody anywhere ever develops an app for this OS, it'll be the only one, thus it will be really easy to find."

cohibadad
Oct 5, 2009, 08:55 AM
Articles like this are worthless. They should just say Microsoft says they will catch up to the iPhone blah, blah, blah.

edesignuk
Oct 5, 2009, 08:59 AM
When was the last time you heard anyone lusting after a WinMo device?

Android, iPhone, and maybe WebOS will dominate.

Shunnabunich
Oct 5, 2009, 10:26 AM
When was the last time you heard anyone lusting after a WinMo device?

Android, iPhone, and maybe WebOS will dominate.

Any given article on Engadget about an upcoming WinMo device. And, uh...

Um...

Yeah, that's about it.

Features such as a better internet browser would overcome some of the big shortcomings of earlier versions of the software, said Rob Enderle, a technology analyst. “It used to be a joke – but you can live on it now,” he said.

OH GOD I can barely breathe, I'm laughing so hard (or is that retching?)...someone didn't do their research and discover that this "new browser" is a front-end for the world-reviled Internet Explorer 6 version of Trident. That's right: IE6. Now on an even less usable OS. Instead, FT seems content with being a paraphrasing service for press releases.

BongoBanger
Oct 5, 2009, 04:37 PM
When was the last time you heard anyone lusting after a WinMo device?

Android, iPhone, and maybe WebOS will dominate.

HTC Leo.

And Nokia continues to dominate.

BornAgainMac
Oct 5, 2009, 06:02 PM
Snow Windows Mobile = Windows Mobile 7

rjohnstone
Oct 5, 2009, 06:43 PM
Any given article on Engadget about an upcoming WinMo device. And, uh...

Um...

Yeah, that's about it.



OH GOD I can barely breathe, I'm laughing so hard (or is that retching?)...someone didn't do their research and discover that this "new browser" is a front-end for the world-reviled Internet Explorer 6 version of Trident. That's right: IE6. Now on an even less usable OS. Instead, FT seems content with being a paraphrasing service for press releases.
Perhaps, but at least you can install Opera or Firefox mobile (when it's released) if you wanted too.
And to be honest, the browser in WinMo 6.5 is very nice.
Nothing like old IE 6 for the desktop.