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I'd hate if they abandoned it. I happen to like their phone's OS much better than the competition. Andriod is a mess and Apple likes to throw their users in the dungeon.

 

They're not. It was a clickbait/trolling article.

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Developers aren't abandoning WP, at the start there was a large need for apps within a short time period, now the marketplace is filling up there isn't as much need for apps. The amount of applications developed will be roughly the same as the OS's marketshare. It's not going to have the same big curves as iOS and Android, there is much more competition now and that's what was expected. It's not going to challenge iOS for second spot until around 2017.

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Isn't that what Windows-8 is ultimately about?  Microsoft is going to fold Phone 8 into Windows-8 for both phones and tablets.  All the hoopla about Windows-8 for laptops and desktops was just a smokescreen to throw competitors off the trail.  Excellent move!

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And why not ???

 

The Wii U success will be judged by its market share even if it's a new console. Why? cause Nintendo is an old player in the business.

 

It's not like Microsoft is new at making OS. Before Windows Phone there was Windows Mobile. Before RT there was Ms Tablet PC.

The Wii U was judged by its market share because it's a new version of an old console, and the old console did really well. Android and iPhone are the undisputed leaders of market share in the mobile space right now, nobody in their right minds were expecting WP to come out and gain like 50% market share in its first few years of growth. In terms of WM & TPC, those were "foot in the door" products Microsoft put out but never really supported. They were released for different markets, and once the iPhone and iPad came out they weren't really considered contenders. You're comparing apples and oranges here.

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 those were "foot in the door" products

 

Windows Mobile once had 42% market share in USA hardly a foot in the door.

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Windows Mobile once had 42% market share in USA hardly a foot in the door.

"Foot in the door" as in they were getting into a just growing market - I haven't checked the numbers exactly, but I can bet there were nowhere near as many smartphone owners back then as there are now. It's not too hard to get 42% market share in a relatively small market with just a few players about the same in terms of usability/app support, but when you get a consumer-faced OS like the iPhone competing and the market exploding, that old 42% market share doesn't really mean much. Windows Mobile, IMO, was really more of a way for Microsoft to get into that industry - if they wanted to do way better they could have, but at that time there really wasn't that much competition.

 

If you have the smartphone ownership numbers and they show that it's pretty much the same, please correct me (I honestly haven't seen any hard numbers either way)

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The funny thing is that most people who are worrying about Microsoft future are those that anti-Microsoft. 

Hope the OP realized that even the zdnet took down the article, because it was stupid.

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If Microsoft is abandoning the platform then why is Nokia about to introduce a very high end smartphone with a 41MP camera in July?  That would make no sense what so ever.

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Zdnet trolling again.

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