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Old 11-06-2010, 09:30 PM
Jon Westfall
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Default Someone Finally Realizes That Windows Phone is A Lot Cheaper Than Blackberry

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/11/dell-moves-25000-employees-from-blackberry-to-windows-phone-7.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss' target='_blank'>http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/ne...tm_campaign=rss</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Dell is shifting 25,000 of its employees, or one-quarter of its work force, from Research in Motion's BlackBerry to its own Windows Phone 7-powered Venue Pro. The company is still in discussions with T-Mobile USA, the carrier for the Venue Pro, for buying voice and data in bulk."</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1289073756.usr7.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></em></p><p>Yea yea yea, it's all nice and good that Dell is switching en masse to Windows Phone 7. However the article contains a line that I've been wondering when the heck we'd see for years now: <em>"The company says that the switch will save money (as it will no longer need to pay for RIM's services)". </em>Wow, you mean it's cheaper when you don't have to pay for RIM's servers to push mail to you? You mean, actually rely on technology present in Windows Mobile since Windows Mobile 5?!? And you don't even get the added benefit of periodic worldwide outages due to some server in RIM's headquarters going crazy?&nbsp;</p><p>Needless to say, in my opinion, the real story here is a company waking up and realizing they can get everything they want out of Microsoft's product lines, without the bloat and extra charges inherent to Blackberry. First doesn't mean best, and unless RIM realizes that, Blackberry is going to be in trouble over the next few years.</p>
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