Posts Tagged ‘Windows Phone 7’

The Bright Spot in Microsoft’s Mobile OS Disaster is …

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Hopefully, this serves as a wake-up call to Microsoft, and that the lesson learned here carries over to other Microsoft products too …

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews

…There’s no place to go but up. But up doesn’t have to be an arduous climb.

That’s the attitude Microsoft product managers and marketers should adopt when launching Windows Phone 7. Microsoft has been humbled by upstarts Apple and Google; from that admission comes a fresh start. Windows Mobile has already lost the major battles of the mobile phone wars. Windows Phone cannot win if Microsoft plays by the rules set by its adversaries. The company must instead engage guerilla tactics, starting by leveraging off core strengths — and Xbox gaming and mobile Office simply aren’t enough. This kind of thinking might yet pull Microsoft out of the mobile OS gutter.


Windows Phone 7 – An Interface Review

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Here’s a nice, detailed review of the Windows Phone 7, which is currently being launched in Europe …

Microsoft’s new mobile operating system will be formally launched next month – but what’s it like to use? A short review of its main features

Microsoft is to launch its Windows Phone 7 series on 11 October, the Guardian understands. Emails inviting the press to a central London location that afternoon have just gone out – meaning that the phone series is ready to roll.


Windows Phone 7 a disaster says Infoworld after developer demo

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Wow. Now both Apple and Microsoft have had major problems with their latest communication products …

Microsoft should abandon or entirely reboot its mobile strategy because its latest product is barely as good as the iPhone from 2007 on the prese


Ballmer admits mobile failures

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

I wonder if smart phones will eventually make the humble desktop obsolete?

Microsoft ‘missed a generation’ on the mobile side, but chief executive Steve Ballmer insists that the company’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 will ‘give you a set of Windows-based devices which people will be proud to carry’

Steve Ballmer has admitted that Microsoft “missed a generation” on the mobile side but insisted that the company’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 – which has garnered “really quite nice reviews” – “give you a set of Windows-based devices which people will be proud to carry at home, and which will really fit and support the kinds of scenarios that enterprise IT is trying to make happen with the phone form factor.”