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Where has the Ballmer Ballyhoo about phone7 all gone?
In simple terms, it's a case of too little, too late. Add to that consumer dislike and distrust of MS after other recent failed technologies. In the near to mid term, iPhone and Blackberry will retain the high end of the market. Android will reach significant market share due to adoption by cost sensitive phone makers and consumers. MS doesn't stand a chance and will play down Phone 7. They will then abandon and/or relaunch it under a different name at some point in the future.
 

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The biggest problem with MS products is that they want to leverage everything on Windows technology. Windows on anything but a PC is dead out of the gate due to the hardware it requires to perform adequately. Never mind the time-to-market delays and high costs it creates while developers wait for the next version of Windows and then try to wedge onto a small processor. Apple products succeed because they are light weight platforms using a light weight O/S. That has big benefits for development speed and performance. Android will also succeed because it does the same and because licensing fees are much more reasonable as a result.
 
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