Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 10:00 AM
"The latest numbers from research firm comScore show that Microsoft's [...] Windows Phone launch late last year in the U.S. market was largely a non-event. This raises the obvious question: Does Nokia [...] know about this? And is the company concerned?"
I don't think there's any question that doubts over the long term success of Windows Phone 7 are building. Even with Nokia on board, Microsoft has made its share of missteps over WP7 and there's a risk they'll lose so much momentum that it will be impossible to raise the platform's profile no matter how much money they throw at it. For the record, I like WP7 - but the glacial pace of updates and the non-existent roll-out of Marketplace beyond the initial launch countries is getting me down. Will the global reach of Nokia help? Maybe if they move fast enough, but that's a big maybe. This is too much like a marriage of desperation between the two, and both risk slipping into irrelevancy in the smartphone space.