Very good piece,the sleeping giants have awakened
A year ago, I seem to recall, "analysts" were offering reasons why Windows Phone would take over the smartphone market during 2011. Now, a year later, we hear reasons why it will happen in 2012, for sure this time.
Is this going to become a yearly ritual? Every year, the "Year of Windows Phone", for sure this time, can't fail?
>Is this going to become a yearly ritual?< No for the WINphone, Rome was not built in a day,some VERY promising new products are being introduced(I intend to buy one),time will tell on their acceptance or not, the same people that put down Xbox/Kinect are now eating crow. As for your prediction of the demise of MSFT that has become & is a decade long ritual of wasted mudane shill bash posts..
MSWord or Excel on a phone will destroy competition.
PC's have got smaller Mr Netbook user and people in the work force, people who make money, need access to MS Office and WP7 has a lock on MS Office, therefore WP7 success is certain.