WP7: The Path To Success
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.cio.com.au/article/396416/4_reasons_windows_phone_7_will_beat_iphone_android/' target='_blank'>http://www.cio.com.au/article/39641...iphone_android/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Microsoft doesn't tend to invest time and capital into market segments it can't dominate, which makes one wonder how it is still a distant fifth in the worldwide smartphone market...However, IDC predicts that once the next version of Windows Phone 7 arrives in products later this year, Microsoft will be on firmer footing...Here are four reasons why Microsoft will be a major smartphone player in a few years.</em></p><p><em>And three reasons it won't."</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1312941318.usr14226.jpg" style="border: #d2d2bb 0px solid;" /></em></p><p>Jeff Vance has written a thoughtful article that summarises what he thinks will make Windows Phone 7 a success - and a few major hurdles along the way. Some of the good points aren't turning out so well (the Nokia-Microsoft partnership has been awfully quiet), but he makes a good point about cloud services. It's a long article, but worth the read.</p>
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