Quick Note: Ballmer's "Still Small" Windows Phone 8 will "Ramp Quickly"
November 5, 2012 8:20 AM
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Ballmer makes the pitch for Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone barely registers in the minds of customers looking to purchase smartphones. Most of the general populous walking into a mobile store these days has already predetermined that they will select an iPhone or one of the members from the growing Android Army.
RIM's Blackberry OS
and Windows Phone are continuing to take a backseat in the lucrative smartphone market.
With this is mind, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is still confident that
things will change with Windows Phone 8
recently launched smartphone operating system
definitely looks slick, but is it compelling enough to attract not only new customers, but also legions of developers to make the platform thrive?
In a recent launch event in Israel, Ballmer seemed to disregard RIM and said that Microsoft is working with a number of OEM partners to make Windows Phone 8 a "really strong third participant" in the market.
Ballmer also went on to say that Windows Phone is "still relatively small", but that he "Expect[s] the volumes on Windows Phone to really ramp quickly."
When it comes to enthusiasm for the platform, we know that Ballmer is all in. The boisterous CEO recently narrated a commercial that showcases the highlights of Windows Phone 8.
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11/5/2012 9:49:04 AM
Yeah, Android has 75% market share because having an open OS is unimportant for most people.
And you have the nerves to call me a troll?
You seem to think that Microsoft is a newcomer to smartphones, but it is not.
Microsoft left its customers in the dust when WP7 was incompatible to Windows Mobile.
WP7 customers are left in the dust because WP8 is incompatible.
Microsoft has a very bad history regarding smartphones, for more than a decade they are proving that they do not have a clue how to be successful.
And while Android has more than 500 Million active smartphones, and iOS has more than 200 Millions, Microsoft has what?
15 Millions or so! After being in the market for 12 years. Failure after failure.
But you want to teach history to me. Laughable.
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