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Windows Mobile: Bad Product or Bad Marketing?

Rob Enderle ponders this week whether Microsoft could have taken over the world with Windows Mobile if Redmond just made the mobile operating system seem cooler, the way Apple promoted the iPhone. He has a point, of course, but Microsoft is to marketing as Apple is to non-proprietary development (heh heh). Incidentally, a recent Windows Mobile 6.5 update did come with a few new features.

Posted by Lee Pender on December 02, 2009 at 11:56 AM


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