Microsoft to Reduce Number of Windows Mobile Phones
Jan 9, 2009, 11:30 AM by Eric M. Zeman
According to the New York Times, Todd Peters, the vice president of marketing for the Windows Mobile division, said that Microsoft will reduce the number of phones that run its Windows Mobile operating system. It currently runs on about 140 different handsets. Microsoft believes that by reducing the number of handsets on which the OS is available, it could better combat the competition. It believes having too many devices using the OS dilutes its ability to compete. Microsoft also said that it is in the middle of re-tooling its operating system to better match the competition.
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My co-worker Craig and I like to describe them as putting a great dane into a poodle-sized caged, and then giving it a lobotomy.
Stick to PC's Microsoft, Please!! I am a mac girl anyway :}
I don't feel this is their main problem...
Surely, MS will focus on HTC being exclusive. Then they can truly focus on the competition.
They had better do something pretty quick otherwise any WM advertisements (if their are any) might be a lot like their defensive "Mojave Experiment" commercials (what a shame).
I am a windows mobile fan, but I think this idea makes a lot of sense, but I think what Microsoft should also try to do is force all of their phones to be consistently updated, instead of relying on the operator. Both