Almost exactly three years ago, just before the Windows 7 beta made its public debut, I asked Should Microsoft get into the PC hardware business? Now I’m hearing the same question again—but this time it’s not about PCs. It’s about phones.
The smartphone category is growing at breathtaking speed and shows no signs of easing soon. Unfortunately for Microsoft, its share has eroded as the market has grown. For now at least, Apple and Google account for more than 80% of the market, according to just-released numbers from NPD. Microsoft has a credible contender to the iPhone and Android in Windows Phone 7, especially after its Mango update arrives this fall. But its market share remains microscopic nearly a year after it was launched.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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