Mobile world pushing Microsoft to irrelevancy?
OVer at our sister site Apple Matters resident buffoon Chris Seibold has a piece up opining that the darkest days are ahead for Microsoft. The reason? Windows Mobile. From the article:
If Windows Mobile doesn’t dominate Microsoft could be in some serious trouble. Recall that the rail industry biggest failure was seeing themselves as railroad companies instead of delivery companies. When Fed Ex and UPS came along the rail companies didn’t see them as competition even thought that is exactly what they were. So the rail companies are (pun coming) still (pun almost here) chugging along but they aren’t the market forces they could’ve been. Microsoft is at that moment right now. Either the company has to get a laser sharp focus on Windows Mobile or risk becoming like the rail companies as consumer realize they don’t really need the stand alone computer, they can do all they need with a smartphone. When that happens, Linux finally wins.
Will the smartphone be the end of Microsoft? Can Microsoft regain control with a Microsoft phone? Or will all efforts prove to be too little too late?