Paul Thurrott: “The long-rumored Surface Phone has triggered a kind of irrational exuberance with Windows phone, a belief that maybe this one new device will somehow, magically, inject a little life in the dying mobile platform. Sorry, everyone. “
I don’t know Paul Thurrott, and I’m sure he’s a great guy, but he reminds me of Eeyore. Windows is a fine platform, it really is, but as a mobile phone platform it has a tiniest share of the market. For now it’s a two horse race between Apple and Android.
I like the Windows, formerly called Metro, tile UI. It’s unique. I’d love to see more competition for Apple and Android. I have no idea how Microsoft can climb the mountain ahead of them, but at one time everyone had written off Apple and look where they are now. All it takes is one little slip and Apple or Android can be pushed off the mountain.