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7/29/2015
12:05 PM
Eric Zeman
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Windows 10 Mobile: Why Microsoft Is Confident

Windows 10 for smartphones is essentially feature complete, says Microsoft, and will make its official debut with a new flagship phone soon.

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shamika
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shamika,
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7/30/2015 | 1:21:11 PM
Re: Unique gameplan for Microsoft
@Stratustician I agree with you. They always provide the best product to the market incorporating the latest technologies. Therefore people will not think twice to grab it.  
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asksqn,
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7/29/2015 | 5:51:29 PM
Good luck with those installs, Belfiore
Belfiore's prediction of surpassing a billion Win10 installs is beyond ambitious and borders into the realms of sci fi.  As evidenced by the dearth of demand for even a FREE Win10 upgrade on some existing Win7/8/8.1 platforms, personally, I don't see the expected demand ever happening, but then it's not up to me to burst Belfiore's ivory tower bubble.


That being said, I have yet to see a compelling reason to buy a Windows based smartphone primarily because the OS is so very bloated/buggy/insecure - and yet these drawbacks are touted as features.  Seems to me, Windows smartphones are for consumers who close their eyes to the inherent insecurities of the OS because they are either unwilling or unable to learn anything about their phones beyond the absolute basics. 
Stratustician
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7/29/2015 | 3:45:01 PM
Unique gameplan for Microsoft
If there's one thing I have always admired about Microsoft is that they have a unique way to do things.  Not only do they have a great platform which we will hopefully see even more improvement with as Windows 10 starts to replace older versions, but the fact that they are looking at integrating more functionality into Windows 10 for mobile has strong promise.

In the past, it was definitely a lack of apps that made Windows a less-than-ideal contender, but having the ability to add devices such as keyboards and the like with Windows 10 mobile, I can see several organizations revisiting Windows as a platform to better integrate BYOD with existing corporate assets like laptops and desktops.
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