Ballmer: Windows Phone 7 not successful yet

by Volker Weber

Computerworld reports:

While Microsoft has enjoyed many successes over the past year, Windows Phone 7 hasn't been among them, admitted Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer during the opening keynote Monday at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, being held this week in Los Angeles ... He did display some modesty in admitting that the company did not make major in-roads with Windows Phone 7. "In a year, we've gone from very small to ... very small," he said, referring to the market share that the phone operating system has made since its introduction last year.

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Now the pressure is really high on MS+Nokia. If their first Nokia devices are not a huge success then its actually over with Windows Phone 7. (Which would be bad as WP7 is different in many ways and this additional competition would benefit the whole market.)
And it is also likely that MS+Nokia will be so desperate to succeed that they will lower the prices for their phones to a minimum.

Hynek Kobelka, 2011-07-13

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