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Monday, January 3, 2011

Wired.com: "How Microsoft Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL on Windows Phone"

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Articles & Resources" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010...s-phone-7/all/1

"Microsoft staff refer to December 2008 as "The Reset" - the month that the company killed all progress on its Windows phone project and started over. It's a measure of how deep a hole Microsoft had dug itself into that the employees interviewed by Wired.com were unanimous in calling this a good thing. Even though the software titan had a head start on phone software beginning with Windows CE back in 1996, the subsequent Windows Mobile OS suffered from steep declines in market share when pitted against more user-friendly phones, like the iPhone and the Android-powered Droid."

This article was published back at the beginning of November, but it's an interesting read - especially for those of you out there who are angry at Microsoft for not reaching feature parity with a nine-year old OS with version 1.0 of a new OS designed, coded, and shipped in 12 months. Give it a read.


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