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I think it is...

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This early, some IT market analysts are concluding that the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system is the latest in the software giant's growing list of failures.

But the most brutal (some would say prejudiced) piece proclaiming Microsoft's failure in the smartphone market would be Don Reisinger's article, published on August 8, 2011, on the eweek.com Web site.

Reisinger claims that there are at least 10 reasons why Windows Phone 7, including its Mango update, is a failed venture in the mobile phone market. The reasons he cites include plummeting sales. ComScore's latest market research shows WP7's already minuscule market share went down 38 percent. While Microsoft thinks WP7 sales can recover, Reisinger does not believe they would.
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/330629...e-7-dead-water
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 8/19/11 at 1:01pm
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Saw this coming. iOS and Android are too entrenched in the market. Too bad too because WP7 is actually a pretty nice mobile OS....
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I was discussing with an online buddy of mine, I really do like the WP7 interface, it's very smooth and attractive but:

1. I can get it on my Android with Launcher 7 for free.
2. The 2 column limitation becomes a headache when you heavily use a lot of widgets and apps.
3. I still don't like the WP7 app library. Windows Mobile has always been weak in that department, and it looks like it always will be.
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I like Android better than iOS, and WP7 the least. Just saying...
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I've done a fair bit of Silverlight programming (which is what WP7 runs on) and I'm horrified that they've actually built phone software with it. What's even more scary is the deal Microsoft made with Nokia.

As far as the UI goes, I hate it. Androids UI is years ahead of it.
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I haven't had one, but I used it in a store and it flowed very nicely, not to mention I like the aesthetic. Unsurprising news, though; if Microsoft wants any marketshare it's really going to have to step it up as far as actual phone implementation goes. Android's got a ton of different phones per carrier, and iOS has the apple fans. I'd buy a WP7 phone, but I don't really care for the physical phones its available on.
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I really want to have one, but something is just holding me back... I think because it's a MS OS I want to have it, but I don't know...
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I've done a fair bit of Silverlight programming (which is what WP7 runs on) and I'm horrified that they've actually built phone software with it. What's even more scary is the deal Microsoft made with Nokia.

As far as the UI goes, I hate it. Androids UI is years ahead of it.
WP7 is no doubt not huge for the tecchy that love to customize their phones like they can do with Android; it's for the more casual users. It's basically the new-age Nokia phone that "just anyone" can pick up and use. Phone dialer? Right there. Contacts? Right next to it. Messages? Right below that. Camera? Scroll down a bit, right there. Easy to use without a doubt, somewhat lacking for enthusiasts.
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WP7 is no doubt not huge for the tecchy that love to customize their phones like they can do with Android; it's for the more casual users. It's basically the new-age Nokia phone that "just anyone" can pick up and use. Phone dialer? Right there. Contacts? Right next to it. Messages? Right below that. Camera? Scroll down a bit, right there. Easy to use without a doubt, somewhat lacking for enthusiasts.
Hmm... that's probably why I don't want it, but do want it because it's a Microsoft product lol.
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They really need to work on marketing for these phones
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