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Is Windows Phone 7 really a threat to Android or the iPhone?


Maybe it’s a slow news day. Maybe people want to find nice things to say about Microsoft’s rather dismal recent history. But, for some reason or the other, people actually seem to be excited about Microsoft’s launch of Windows Phone 7. Yawn.

How many times do we have to go through this? Whether Microsoft calls it Windows CE, Pocket PC, or Windows Mobile, Microsoft has never done that well in the mobile device or smartphone space. The company’s market-share has been declining for years. Specifically, Windows Phone’s slice of the market pie has been shrinking fast even before Android started grabbing so much of the smartphone business.

In a way, it’s a shame. From what I can see of Windows Phone 7 in action, it doesn’t look bad. But, it’s too little, too late.

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