Only reason to get eyeballs is if you are dependent on Ad revenue as Google is. MS is not.
Not the point I was making. My point is that Google who is always looking for more eyeballs on their services doesn't thinking the Windows phone is important enough to develop for. They are sending a message to other app developers too. Fewer apps = fewer phone sales IMO.
MSFT is in the top position in the gaming and entertainment industry currently and will grow.
Gaming? Yes, in their niche. Just like Nintendo is successful in their niche. Sony is the loser in this area. IMO, Sony has been on the decline for past 10 years.
Entertainment? No way. They discontinued Zune. They don't have a legit well-used entertainment marketplace (iTunes). They are loosing the tablet battle (a huge place to deliver paid entertainment content to).
MSFT Office is still the defacto standard in Enterprise software and companies will adpot 2013 quickly due to cloud and private cloud integration.
I see this changing. Give is some years but I see this changing. Someone will develop a true cross platform suite that leaves MS in the dust. They are stupid for making a different Mac suite compared to Windows Suite. This will hurt their Office business unit.
Windows 8 will not kill MSFT just like Vista did not. MSFT does not depend on 1 product. Think about how cheap 8 licensing is compared to Windows in the past and Blue will be FREE.. MSFT is not as dependant on consumer licensing as it is in the past. Most enterprises will license Windows 8 even if they don't deploy it through Software Assurance in their Enterprise Agreements.
I didn't say it will kill MSFT. It's not good that the flagship product has so much confusion around it however. Microsoft is too bloated to survive the long haul.
Windows Phone is the #1 selling phone in China right now.. the fastest growing smartphone market on the planet.. Nokia is pumping out 2 million a month and no one can keep them in stock. They are sold out all around the world.
"Almost two-thirds of the handsets sold in China this year are powered by the Android OS: China is its largest single market, to the extent that a third of all Android devices sold in 2012 were sold in China."