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Re: Not Android or iOS? Apps is the killer problem for MS That and the fact that every single windows phone in existence today will be unable to get Win Phone 8. Bring it to Sanford and Sons. That is typical MSFT. They have failed since day one, and never updated my Dell Axim back in the day. So their motto is ship and forget. That's simply because their focus has never been hardware, it's about the O/S and apps, totally contrary to the phone sector which is about hardware and the apps...I would question the O/S once HTML5 takes hold.
If you recall this has been a big problem for androids (Samsung where is my ICS?) and now Apple (Apple specifically holding back features on older phones), except Apple is doing it way more gracefully. The droids always have custom ROM's to get back functionality (I just rooted my Nexus 7).
With windows, forget it. Proprietary to the max, and the strategy changes by the second. They can't even figure out what to do with the Zune name
The ONLY ace in the hole MSFT is Office, period. And for that I fire up my 2lb ultrabook, so they can go back home.
The phones are heavily tied to the success of the surface tablet platform...If that gravitates toward the enterprise, it will kill the phones and make them another RIMM. MSFT better get their ecosystem together, or just keep selling Office.