quote: It is a company built and used to market products later in the game, but win with them.
quote: Has Xbox even recouped its R&D and RROD losses yet?
quote: I am beginning to feel like that time when everyone said "Oh, Xbox? That would never beat the Playstation, that thing is awful!"...Excellent products with WELL DEVELOPED AND TESTING TIMES, MS is always an excellent "Long track racer" It is a company built and used to market products later in the game, but win with them.
quote: This all means that the MS must come up with a strategy for how it can make profits, substantial profits, and generate strong ongoing growth in the new mobile markets.
quote: He and Takin pull the same argument about Android. They point out that Android "isn't profitable" for Google, a dubious claim, so therefore the platform is flawed and/or inferior.Forget the fact that Google is a monstrously profitable tech company, and they don't NEED to make money directly from Android.MS doesn't need to make money with WP either.
quote: why did Google spend $12 billion on Motorola? For fun?
quote: Why then is both Microsoft and Google moving into making their own integrated hardware/software products, why is MS endangering it's precious relationship with it's OEMs
quote: why did Google spend $12 billion on Motorola
quote: Mobile advertising may never be a substantial business.
quote: developers won't have to do "double duty" developing programs from Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8
quote: It is always such a pain developing programs for that which you are developing programs for!Sorry, it's just a hilarious typo to me, gave me a smile.
quote: Windows Phone has been "catching up" for three years now. That's all we hear, how they are catching up.
quote: What MS did with their patent licensing is almost gangsterism. Tell manufacturers they're infringing and have to pay $10-20 PER headset sale without telling them specifically what the offense is. Then only reveal it to them when they agree to pay and force them to agree to not disclose it? That's racketeering, it's just wrong.
quote: In Windows Phone 8, there's full support for this kind of application. VoIP software will not only be able to run persistently in the background, it will also be able to integrate with the built-in dialer. This allows VoIP calls to be placed without having to venture into a separate application.
quote: Microsoft may be down in the single-digits when it comes to worldwide smartphone market share, but the company is not going to sit by on the sidelines while the competition from Apple and Google pass it by.
quote: I've seriously never seen a bigger case of confirmation bias in my life than what goes on here over WP7
quote: WP7 is somehow faster than Android, more efficient, all while running on vastly lower-powered phones AND getting better battery life. LOL right!