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When will Microsoft get it together?

PsychologyDoc

Jan 7, 2011, 8:03 AM
Bringing a 3G, non-production model to CES, with a "not so ready for prime time" OS... simply stunning.

Did anyone see the interview Steve Ballmer gave today with Maria Bartiromo today? Pathetic. The CEO of Microsoft dodged every legitimate question she asked about burgeoning tech, trying to pioneer "something" to compete in the handheld market and do anything, anything at all to kick start their 10 year flat stock price. He had absolutely no concrete answers. This is why they have been late to the party for the past 10 years.

Aren't you people tired of waiting for a company that should be a major player to innovate rather than... well, I'll refrain from using a word that rhymes with innovate for the act that MSFT is doing and I'll s...
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deval

Jan 7, 2011, 8:49 AM
Personally I think Microsoft is taking their time with the OS, and trying not to go the Android route with 10000 different devices in 100000 different flavors. Having it all standardized is a giant step forward, and will only get better as time goes on.

I agree with the whole lack of 4G statement, but in my experience, it's great when you have it, but not mission critical. I rather take a solid OS which is new and different, than a rehash of something else. This is coming from an Android user and fan(I have a HTC EVO at the moment).

I'm actually impressed that Microsoft is taking their time to develop the OS, and not just rush out to market. People will slowly jump on, especially those tired of Android or iOS.
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Philip Berne

Jan 12, 2011, 12:33 PM
I agree on the OS being not ready for prime time. It should have had landscape support from the start.

That said, I don't think this game is a waiting game yet. 80% of U.S. phone buyers don't own a smartphone, but they will eventually. This is a very long game, and Microsoft has plenty of time (so do Nokia and RIM, for that matter).

4G is very exciting, but don't expect to see more than a small handful of 4G phones announced until very late this year. All of the 4G phones we've heard about fill the launch schedule through June. We might see more, but we're a year or so from complaining about phones launched without 4G.

Of course, I'll want my next phone to have some very fast networking capabilities, but I'm an enthusiast like al...
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