hutcheson - 10:07 pm on Jul 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think the Android wanks were included in the Giggle wanks.
But the Microsoft phone software is dead on arrival. The reason is simple. Phones are made by arrangement with the phone companies. And those phone companies have seen what kind of extortion Microsoft runs on desktop-computer companies. There's no way on earth they'll stick important body parts into that grinder until the blood dries.
Consumers don't hate Microsoft. They don't know enough to. It's Microsoft partners who REALLY hate Microsoft.
And that little fact will haunt Microsofties who go looking for new partners. Small companies may think their body parts are small enough to slip between the rotating knives. Big companies, if they deal at all, will make sure that they have an exit path from any Microsoft partnership--in practice, they'll give consumers a real choice from the beginning. And they'll make sure that if Microsoft turns nasty (more nasty?) they can drop the Microsoft option altogether.
Microsoft won't be able to get their monopoly in phone OSes....and they don't know how to make a profit without a monopoly.
Maybe their next CEO can teach them.
Or ... their grave may be large enough, we won't have to wait in line to dance on it.