and msft paid over $600 mio. to barnes and noble over those same patents!!!
brucie, if you prefer 'em cold then draw up a contract with a ~real~ undertaker. then you won't have to beg for one here.
besides nobody likes a digital litch digger.
this must be an important notion for you.
else why would you lie about it?
msft loves both linux and open source, brucie. and this forum runs on linux.
about all you are accomplishing with your misdirected rants about these postings is pointing out how ignorant you are and how much you disagree with the company you claim to support!!.
not that there's anything wrong with that ...
to be fair you have always been a loud stinking fart. X-D
3rd place among o.s.es, 4th place now among manufacturers, displaced by huawei.
yes, they had a quarter of the u.s. smartphone market and about a seventh of the world market when they pulled this bubonic rabbit out of their marketing orifice.
the launch that sunk a thousand shipments ...
going out of mobile? so, no phones or tablets will be sold to the government?
won't that seriously hurt their sales to that sector?
the market didn't find those earnings credible either. X-D
and it's not just lumias that consumers don't want. msft has over 96% of all window-phone sales, so in that regard the lumias are outselling the other brands by the huge margins that other handsets are outselling msft-powered phones!
the notion that a 'windows' phone would soon dominate the market is starting to fade away now but for the first 4 years after moving from wm 5/6 to ver. 7 it was possibly the number one talking point, not only among fans but analysts too. there was a brief resurgence of it when w10 was released for the p.c. but now no one brings it up much.
especially the ones who were the most avid promoters of the idea. (-;
it should also be noted that about one out of three lumias is never activated after it is sold. so even those that buy them are finding some reason not to use the device they paid for. you don't see what they see and they own a lumia too even though they chose to never use it.
you sound more than a little bit defensive. if you like what you bought that's fine but:
over 98% of smartphone users have indicated by their purchase that they want something else.
they have no problem paying 2 or 3 times more as long as they get what they want -- instead of what msft is offering.
the connection to 'windows' may motivate you to buy one but, as noted above, it's not a factor for virtually anyone else, not just in the u.s. but world wide.
the camera and other phone hardware aren't helping sales; either those don't matter enough to buyers or something else is important/significant enough to get them to buy something else.
that said, you may want to take excellent care of it. someday it could be a collector's item; the edsel of cell phones.
and the "sold" number is the number they sold themselves PLUS the number ~shipped~ to retailers; not the actual number purchased by consumers. so the retailers would seem to have enough to last for now and aren't restocking much.
rocks, huh? is that why nobody wants one?
"Phone revenue plummeted 46 per cent in constant currency: Microsoft only sold 2.3 million Lumia devices in the quarter, down 73 per cent year on year."
earned $0.62/share -- down 23% -- but consensus was $0.64; net profit down 25% .
you should re-analyze.
so, wrong again.
you usually don't admit that. why the change, brucie? (-;
or a buckanahaff below what it opened at.
but, yeah, we'll see. it's already aftter 3 pm ...