If there was anyone who could tell me a good reason to purchase this electronic device, please by all means lead me to him.
No less than a few years ago, it would’ve been a novelty (a convenience even) to be able to access Microsoft office programs from your phone. That was fine and good. Then Microsoft decided to up the ante and release a full-fledged Windows Phone! I believe this is what we call market-share whoring.
I’m behind Microsoft all the way on their MP3 player adaptation, the Zune line; but this is in the same league as an abomination. No one wants a Windows phone. Hell, no one wants Windows anymore. Apple and Mac are the passing trend. It’s already been proven countless times that the Operating System is much buggier and trouble-some compared Mac OS X (Lion, Leopard, etc.) and they need to quit trying to bite off from something they have no real odds of profiting in. You’ve seen the commercials with the cool, hip young adult and the boring old businessman posing as PC and Mac.
Let’s talk sales. PCs are doing fine; they still seem to be the most televised computer and readily equipped with Windows. It makes sense, more mainstream advertising brings in money. Zunes and Zune HDs are still around, though they aren’t popular and seem to be lurking in the shadows [good luck trying to find one] for some reason. And now we have a Windows Phone – jam-packed with all the Windows shit you could ever want. Don’t see why you would, but okay, it’s plausible.
Now let’s talk reality of business for Microsoft. Windows is hanging by a thread. There is no deficit, and there is little profit. Microsoft really has no place going up against the advertising Machine Apple. When you consider it, the PC has always been there for us as an option, but we need a more edgy solution. One that’s actually reliable. We all know Apple is big right now – I couldn’t particularly agree with all of Apple’s latest products either, read my blog post on Tablets and why I hate them.
I personally don’t need Microsoft branding to make me feel safe and protect me from strangers while I’m walking down the street. Maybe it’s me, but I really don’t see a thing special with this. Reiterating the point, that a phone seems to be too much and too bigoted for Microsoft to even consider.
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