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    Microsoft Losing the Mobile War as Android Knocks RIM from Top


    JC Torpey, Tue Mar 8, 1:54 pm ET

    Print Story: Microsoft Losing the Mobile War as Android Knocks RIM from Top - Yahoo! News

    COMMENTARY | One would expect a company of Microsoft's caliber to make a better showing in the mobile OS market, considering its resources and experience. Nevertheless, Microsoft held 8 percent OS market share as of January, down 1.7 percent from October 2010. In comparison, Android gained 7.7 percent, while iOS gained only 0.1 percent, losing its second-place lead in October. RIM and HP/Palm lost for the second report in a row; RIM fell 3.5 percent in October and 5.4 percent in January, while HP/Palm's WebOS fell 1 percent in October and 0.7 in January.

    Microsoft's mobile market record is poor, but not because the platform is bad; Microsoft is legendary in the IT world and has more OS experience than any other company does. Nevertheless, it is still smarting from the abject failure of the KIN cell phones, the Windows Mobile 6.5 disaster and the now-failing Windows Phone 7 OS.

    Hoping to come back and expand its reach, Microsoft and Nokia announced their partnership, an impossible road for Microsoft since Nokia has almost zero U.S. market share and does even appear on ComScore reports. Even if Microsoft were to dominate Nokia sales, it could only hope to gain in a few areas where Symbian dominates.

    No matter how one looks at it, the story is the same: Microsoft is losing the mobile battle. Windows Phone 7 is failing to attract the sales Microsoft originally predicted; in fact Microsoft lied about these predictions to make them sound better. While it's a decent system, it is nowhere near good enough to challenge Android.

    Microsoft has one of the most innovative research centers in the world. Microsoft developed a good smartphone OS with Windows Mobile 2003.With so much time and experience on its side, it's hard to justify Microsoft's mistakes, lack of urgency and failed recognition by management of just how important the mobile market place was then.

    Microsoft is facing the growing trend of users shifting from desktops to smartphones and tablets for Internet access, but not making the switch to Microsoft devices. The year has yet to play out and things may change, but it is difficult to imagine Microsoft gaining enough to overcome consistent Android gains. Is it too late for Microsoft in the mobile world?
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    Jessica (JC) Torpey is a self-taught computer technician with more than 10 years experience in the field. JC Torpey's Contributor Profile - Yahoo! Contributor Network - contributor.yahoo.com

    No credibility. Consumer Review: Microsoft Windows Phone 7: Does it Live Up to Its Hype? - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com This looks as if it were written by a 5th grader.
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    Now that is crap. I only read the first few sentences and stopped. That's how bad it was. WP7 isn't failing. It's the fact to Windows Mobile was dipping so fast and WP7 is gaining so slowly, WM is dragging down WP7 and makes it look like WP7 is falling. If you look at the charts, Microsoft only went down 1.7%. If they want to call that failing, I guess call RIM failing(it is) and the iPhone(went up only .1% from October) failing.

    Some people shouldn't write articles at all. HP better pack some serious punch and get to market much faster. I think those new WP7 ads are gonna change peoples minds. Instead of those stupid "Really?" ads, now they have ads that show off the features and apps. The annoying this is that it always says at the end of each app this following line.:

    "The only phone with Office, XBOX Live, and thousands of apps. Get your Windows Phone now for 99.99 at AT&T."

    Look how quickly I get off topic.
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    Seriously, the junk Yahoo publishes these days is just sad.
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    Well she's not entirely wrong IMO.

    "Fail" and "losing" are a bit harsh. "Lagging Behind in the Mobile War" may have been a better title. Which is certainly true from the way I see it. They didn't partner up with Nokia for nothing. And some would say take over. They aren't going down without a fight so we need to see how this will play out first before determining total failure. But WP7 did not set the world on fire. There have been quite a few hiccups that just shouldn't happen.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    MS are playing a long game, as ever. Their biggest problem IMO is not their overall market share, rather their apparently woeful performance in the corporate sector, where they used to be a strong competitor to RIM. The consumer market can change rapidly, but any lost ground in the corporate sector will take a long time to win back.

    (I *still* think WP7 looks plain ugly!)
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    very good article and yes keep posting them, because I like the fact that you do post these articles for people to read and not search for themselves. Second the article is correct Microsoft has had a new OS on the market on 2 carriers since Novemeber, and their numbers have been on a steady decline, which is very bad any way you look at it. Microsoft is different then how someone like Google with the G1 when it first launched, because Android didnt have a footprint, and following before hand. Even Palm's Webos market share didnt dip that fast, and they were on 1 carrier, with a buggy OS, and with unstable hardware. With the upcoming launch of say the HTC Arrive on sprint, most reviews of the device like the europen version (htc pro 7), have been bland at most with still no true support for landscape (which to me why release this type of device if you dont, you could have opted for just a slab still, or a portrait like the dell pro). I myself love WP7, and prefer it over Android, and IOS but fact is its not grabbing the audience like it was thought to of. Hopefully HP can do better with the new devices coming in a few months, as their first wave of webos smartphones, but even looking at the numbers, and with new devices that has been released over the past 1 or 2, Webos is holding on to alot of marketshare with aged devices and thats a fact.
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    Every thread is now a fight???

    Come on guys, you must notice all the locked down threads, more than ever lately. Almost every "cross platform"(or "other handhelds" as it is now merged) thread that has any interest has been locked down.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Some of you may notice some of your posts deleted...

    Jay posted a perfectly good news article from Yahoo. That is what we do here, share information.

    We need to get back to talking about the technologies, not each other.

    If you have a good link to share like Jay does, share it. If you have news we have not seen yet, give us the link.

    But no one wants to hear arguing.

    Thanks.
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