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Technology Stocks : Microsoft: The Devices and Consumer Segment
MSFT 453.55-0.3%Jul 12 4:00 PM EDT

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To: zax who wrote (145)7/15/2015 4:53:20 PM
From: Eric L   of 154
 
Mike James view of the 'Windows 10 Mobile- future ..

Zax: 'Microsoft Scales Down Windows Phone,' Mike James article for I-Programmer you referenced and linked is indeed worth a read. I paericularly agree with the last two paragraphs ...

>> We will have to wait and see how it turns out when the software is actually finished, but even then it is difficult to see how the availability of desktop apps running on all devices is going to be a force to encourage users to buy premium Windows phones.

Then there is the small matter of the "bridges" which Microsoft is working on to allow iOS, Android and web app programmers to move their creations to Windows Phone. With almost no phones to run on it is difficult to see why this is at all attractive. It is probably a better idea to just drop the bridges idea and work on finding ways of getting Microsoft technologies onto iOS and Android
. <<

We'll so 1 or 2 new hero machines shortly and perhaps another later but while rhe 'Windows 10 Mobile' software platform will survive and hopefully be well implemented on ARM architected iOS and particularly Android OS devices I don't hold out much hope for the hardaware platform although I'd enjoy being wrong.

Cheers, - Eric L. -
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