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Many believe that after years of trying to establish itself as a leading developer of mobile operating systems Microsoft Corp. is on the right path with its Windows Phone. While Microsoft is in general optimistic about its mobile operating system, the company admits that the most important thing for long-term success is competitive ability of all Microsoft’s platforms.

At the Goldman Sachs technology conference this week, Peter Klein, chief financial officer of Microsoft revealed the company’s thoughts about the ongoing developments, including the mobile platform. In general, the world’s largest software developer is pleased with progress of Windows Phone 8 and starts to see some traction there, reports Forbes web-site. At the same time, the high-ranking exec acknowledges that the success of the WP does not start with WP and does not end there.

Mr. Klein says that Microsoft is concentrated on taking success from personal computers to tablets and smartphones phones, while also focusing on improving the Xbox platform. Furthermore, the company knows for sure that the ecosystem does not end on tablets or smartphones and that it should be ready to get even broader over time to remain relevant.

According to the CFO of the world’s most powerful software maker, the Windows Phone 8 has had gotten a boost from Windows 8 in the enterprise, but did not elaborate. Over time it is logical to expect at least some enterprises to deploy both Windows and Windows Phone, but at present it is a rather surprising confession, especially keeping in mind that Windows Phone commanded around 2.6% of the smartphone market in Q4 2012.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Windows, Xbox

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This looks like a typical Microsoft product. M/S has never been an innovator they have always for as long I can remember been a reverse engineering co from the very 1st Windows type of operating system they developed with Steve Jobs in the dim and distant past. Win 3 was and of that Win 95 was from PC-Dos and Norvel plus some of O/S/@ and OS/2 AS was Win NT. Explorer was a copy, Office was a rip-off of Lotus and Word perfect. The list go on. Xbox was a copy/clone of Sony etc. Now they are trying to play the same game again.
1 1 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 02/14/13 08:24:28 PM]
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So then what are they copying now? You say they're copying, but don't mention what they're copying? Oh was the idea to have a phone that could do email and the internet an apple idea, im sure no one would have thought of internet and email on a phone.
0 0 [Posted by: cashkennedy  | Date: 02/15/13 03:30:04 PM]
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They gained 1% in 2012, (climbed from 1% 2011 to 2% 2012) because of the killing off of Symbian OS and they call that traction?
0 0 [Posted by: bambam  | Date: 02/15/13 01:15:14 AM]
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well, if price was less than insane 900$ or whatever nokia was asking for, there should have been whole lot more of...
0 0 [Posted by: snakefist  | Date: 02/15/13 01:52:06 AM]
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Clearly lots of MS-haters out there. In a world of instant results, people expect Win 8 and WP to be dominant now, anything less a disappointment. Doesn't work that way.

MS was definitely late to the game, but what they've now produced is undeniably sweet. Even my iPhone-toting girlfriend eyes my Lumia 920. Hard to adapt Win 8 users because there's no start button? Come on. That's ridiculous.

MS no doubt has its work cut out for it - Apple would know about that when MS saved it from oblivion back in the 90's. MS core products finally work well, there is nothing for everyone to pile on and ridicule like Vista, or some other brand-wrecking disaster like Apple Maps. It's far from guaranteed, but I think MS is well-set up for 2 or 3 years from now.
1 0 [Posted by: dhugos  | Date: 02/15/13 05:35:06 AM]
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Microsoft has a big perception problem as millions of consumers automatically turn elsewhere when they see Windows. Android is where MS wants to be, and its going to very difficult to get there.
1 0 [Posted by: beck2448  | Date: 02/15/13 07:19:15 AM]
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This is true, and its really unfortunate because recently they have tried to design much more intelligent / and cheaper products. They offer an alternative to almost every adobe product for 1/3 the price, but adobe users refuse to even try the microsoft alternative.
0 0 [Posted by: cashkennedy  | Date: 02/15/13 03:32:04 PM]
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"Has had gotten?" English isn't my mother tongue, but that doesnt sound like english at all to me.
0 0 [Posted by: Sparkster83  | Date: 02/15/13 02:59:37 PM]
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I think it has a perception problem with an admittedly large population of users who can't let go of experiences they had 15 years ago with MS. But personally I think younger users, given 2 or 3 years, will be impressed with the W8P. I'm not real thrilled with the Windows name either, but I guess someone's thinking it's never too late. To those paying attention, I think the feeling is that MS has been designing some worthy and different stuff of late.
0 0 [Posted by: dhugos  | Date: 02/19/13 07:59:18 AM]
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