Join Date: May 2005
Thats a reasonable argument, accept for leaving out the effect of competition. If Symbian and Linux continue to produce pocket sized devices and Microsoft continues to make backpack sized devices they will lose a market to another OS, which is the last thing they wish to do. As Ive said, I don't expect a MDA IV sized device to run Longhorn, do you?
There will always be a market for pocket-sized handheld devices, and I don't expect MS to abandon it to another OS. If there is one thing they have learned, its to cover ALL bases (handhelds, phones, games machines, DVD players, set top boxes, Auto PC's, servers, ATM's etc etc). Do you expect them to leave the WHOLE market for tablet shaped, PPC sized devices to Symbian?