“Microsoft is spending big money promoting Windows Phone 7, but it takes more than an ad budget to prod consumers into buying a sophisticated product. Just ask Vista, or Zune, or Bing, or KIN,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for RoughlyDrafted. “On the other hand, its partner Dell is doing something even more terrible to WP7: blindly adopting it wholesale [by abandoning their BlackBerries].”
“The problem with Dell moving to WP7 is that Dell is an actual company that needs to perform,” Dilger writes. “Once a build-to-order manufacturing paragon, Dell isn’t doing so well anymore. It does have strong allegiances to Microsoft however, even after the company destroyed the smoldering runs of the Dell Ditty by crushing PlaysForSure under the Zune, or after yanking the rug on Windows Mobile to throw down WP7.”
Dilger writes, “The worst thing for WP7 right now would be being thrown into the spotlight as an epic failure. Even if the crisis doesn’t become public, it will have an expensive, corrosive effect on Dell, Microsoft’s closest PC partner and only major PC/phone partner. After all, the other major PC maker, HP, has just purchased its own mobile platform from Palm and abandoned WP7. WP7 might make an acceptable replacement for Samsung’s Bada or a Linux phone or an LG Chocolate, but it’s not a BlackBerry replacement.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]