and 'they' use indistinguishable writing style[s] too. a strong indication that there is no distinction to be made between 'them'.
naysayers from msft, like ballmer, have been in denial about the two major players in mobile for years. it didn't slow them down a bit and msft's presence in phones has gone down since 2010 and in tablets never hit 2%.
did you have any idea?
will you get one?
the verge is just getting this info (and calling it news)?
"Microsoft's Elop says Nokia brand won't be used on future smartphones"
April 28, 2014 | By Phil Goldstein
"Now that Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) $7.5 billion deal to buy Nokia's (NYSE:NOK) devices and services business has officially closed, Microsoft is starting to reveal some changes that are coming. One, according to Microsoft executive Stephen Elop, is that Microsoft does not plan on using the Nokia brand for much longer for Nokia's smartphones.
As part of the deal, Microsoft has the right to license the Nokia brand for feature phones. However, Elop indicated that Nokia Windows Phones smartphones, which Nokia has been marketing under the Lumia brand, will not carry Nokia's distinctive branding much longer.
"Microsoft Mobile Oy is a legal construct that was created to facilitate the merger," Elop said on Nokia's website in a live question and answer session. "It is not a brand that will be seen by consumers. The Nokia brand is available to Microsoft to use for its mobile phones products for a period of time, but Nokia as a brand will not be used for long going forward for smartphones. Work is underway to select the go forward smartphone brand."
this was also 'leaked' back in june at wpcentral. (-;
surely you've heard heard about the "three little words" that you want to hear when your spouse comes through the door? lol stands for "where's my martini."
a comma goes between the end of your message and your signature, thusly:
it will be more clear if you add a newline too, but that may be beyond your skill level. (-;
you keep misspelling bump. (-;
but other than that your unhappiness is very welcome.
only a subset of consumers will want one of these. if they could only sell them to a percentage of folks with msft o.s. phones it would mean a small parentage of a small percentage of phone owners.
the only reason to do that would be to create a new write off. (-;
no, all he knows is that you gave him up for adoption so you could afford to buy a game machine. (-;
is he the legend called zelda? (-;
even little-willie is dissing you, fat_zo!
but at least now it is q4, so he doesn't look as dim as he has before.
may be they can make it _really_ easy ; just build all the apps themselves. (-;
it would solve a lot of the problems plaguing them now: no 70% payouts to developers, no need to try to bribe devs to build for the platform (and be embarrassed when they refuse to do so) and no worries about the app store being dominated by soft-core porn and apps that you buy that don't do anything but download free apps.
of course they still have the problem of sales reps dissing the platform and paying them $10 to $15 per unit sold didn't make them push the handsets either. if they withdraw them from the carrier stores and just sell them in msft stores, best buy, etc. they can at least generate some fake buzz by saying they are out of stock at verizon, at+t, etc.!
and if we then multiply those "more 100's of millions in two years" by 80% to reflect the slowdown in the rate of sales from w7 to w8, then a billion licenses becomes more remote, not closer, as succeeding versions get released to smaller audiences. (-;
no reason to insult slime by comparing it to little-willie like that!