Microsoft to rival iPhone on Verizon - Why its gonna fail

Bol from DiTechite writes: According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is in talks with Verizon Wireless to launch a phone has "a touchscreen-based multimedia phone that will aim to extend the Windows Mobile OS while adding new software capabilities." It will also utilize the Windows Marketplace. This may be Microsoft's attempt to compete with the iPhone. Bol gives his thoughts on why he thinks the phone will fail, and what Microsoft should do about it...

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Lord Shuhei Yoshida3153d ago

It will fail because Microshaft has their name on it

cryymoar3153d ago

any other bandwagon Microsoft would like to join?
you see xbots, this is all Microsoft does and has done since the beginning, they see one company cashing on something, and decide to join in and compete without anything new or innovative.

Viatrophy3153d ago

Bit early to judge if it'll fail, surely?

Someone clearly doesn't like Microsoft...

iceice1233153d ago

No pro Microsoft allowed, only hate.

PotNoodle3153d ago

^^ Correction: No company is allowed to be given positive articles.

ThanatosDMC3153d ago

No, DeathroW22 got it right.

darthv723153d ago

This is funny. There have been smart phones that use the MS mobile windows OS. I am sure it isnt really MS but just simply a phone maker using a touch version of the windows mobile. RIM came out with the touch blackberry. That is more of a competitor to iphone as only RIM makes the blackberry like only Apple makes the iphone. MS doesnt make phones but simply the OS for the phone to use. Samsung and Palm are a couple that use the windows mobile.

I'd rather see the opportunity to simply buy a phone and have it work with any provider. Never gonna happen but I like to dream.

IzKyD13313153d ago (Edited 3153d ago )

I think it's a proven fact that Microsoft + hardware = crap

and whatever they make won't be as good as the HTC Touch Pro 2 or Diamond 2 which are both releasing later this year (for US carriers)

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dragunrising3153d ago

The phone market seems too overcrowded as it is...

When you have computer manufactures (HP, Dell, Acer) making phones, it seems there is too much competition. More the merrier, just saying.

Personally, I think it would be more interesting if the iPhone came to Verizon. The reason I think its a possibility is that Vodaphone owns 45% of Verizon as it is...and carries the iPhone. It would be a huge win for Apple if they expanded the market...and consumers as well.

Baka-akaB3153d ago (Edited 3153d ago )

Or maybe Google could concurrence them too on verizon

xbollox3153d ago

cant wait for the 1st Red Ringtone Of Death

Baka-akaB3153d ago (Edited 3153d ago )

Well it's obvious that many users just dont want windows on their phone .

I've tried two of them on Qtek and IPAQ , and while their tactil screens and features were great , windows pretty much ruined part of the joy , with it's cumbersome (imo) and buggy interface .

Hell i know that my iphone 3g is outmatched by any decent high phone from most manufacturers , it even was from the start .... however until android catch on , i'll stick with it's comfortable interface .. plus an insanely huge library of apps , either homebrew or from the applestore .

Elven63153d ago

Blackberry doesn't use Windows Mobile

Baka-akaB3153d ago (Edited 3153d ago )

Yeah my bad it was an HP Ipaq . Dunno why i though of blackberry , by the time it was the rage , i was on Qtek

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