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Doug's Mailbag: Windows Phone Strategy

Readers share what they think it will take for Microsoft to find success in the mobile market:

What Microsoft needs to do to find success: Build a time machine to go back in time and remind it to not forget about the mobile market for so long.
-Chris

I own a WP7 and it does pretty much everything I want. There are a couple of things that would make it better such as VPN ability. But other than that it does most everything I need for my business and personal. There are a few key apps missing, but that will come in time and has nothing to do with the OS itself. I'd be interested to know what others feel the OS itself is lacking.
-Anonymous

What your article is telling is I would have to wait another year to get a smartphone by MS. Even if it's  the best phone in all world and I just signed a two-year contract I would never switch. MS and phones do not go together. Unless it gives away the phones to get market share.
-Roger

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Posted by Doug Barney on 02/15/2012 at 1:19 PM


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