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Mike Temporale
04-21-2005, 03:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22683' target='_blank'>http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22683</a><br /><br /></div>"Gartner Group's leading analysts, Nick Jones and John Girard, are predicting big trouble for Symbian when Microsoft finally releases its Magneto release of Windows for Smartphones some time in Q3-Q4 2005.<br />Jones believes that the lead Symbian currently enjoys as a smartphone OS will evaporate when Magneto finally appears. Magneto will effectively fix the bugs and fill the holes in the current version of Windows for Smartphones. That will mean the difference between the two offerings will be largely down to marketing - an area where the Beast of Redmond is acknowledged to enjoy a lead. The Beast will portray its offering as the obvious choice for corporate users."<br /><br />Regardless of what Magneto might bring to the table, I think Microsoft needs to step up the marketing, and maybe even use a friendlier name. Windows Mobile for Smartphone 2003 Second Edition doesn't really roll off the tongue. :roll: Things have really blossomed over the last year, and I'm sure we're going to see some really nice growth moving forward. Especially now that North American carriers are starting to carry Windows Mobile devices. :D

MS Mobiles
04-21-2005, 06:26 PM
hurrah !

I think that camera API and notification API can spawn new generation of applications that in combination with .NET (not available in symbian) Windows Mobile magneto will annihilate symbian!

Kris Kumar
04-22-2005, 04:07 AM
Magneto will be the third major release (not counting the 2003, the non-SE version) for Microsoft and we all know that Microsoft gets it right the third time. ;-)

Note to myself. Start saving money for the new Smartphone.