Friday, October 24, 2008

Sorry, Bob. Not this time

Robert X. Cringely, whose articles I've read for years and have thoroughly enjoyed his perspective, just put this article out basically stating the Windows Mobile is dead.

Link here: http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2008/pulpit_20081023_005500.html

His premise is that in a market which will become more and more competitive (d'uh!), there won't be room for WM. It'll simply be squeezed into non-existance.

Based on the reasoning in his article I'm inclined to agree with him.

Where he's missed the point is that WM is so much more than that. WM vs iPhone vs RIM vs Android is a stretch as an apples-to-apples comparison.

RIM won't scale without killing you.
iPhone is a wonderful product that is not designed for the enterprise. Period
Android? Remains to be seen.

Each has worth and considerable standing in its own right. None of the above has a genuine enterprise-oriented focus.

WM + Yona is a truly tremendous combination and he speaks not one word to the real needs of the enterprise-focused technology which addresses real business needs.

Nice try, Bob. Thanks for playing.

One of us is wildly wrong, and I don't think it's me.

1 comment:

michael.francis said...

Hi Patrick

I am the editor of Simple Talk Exchange – http://www.simple-talk.com/exchange/.

We are currently seeking new authors and I wondered if you would be interested in contributing technical articles – we typically pay $500 for a 2000-3000 word article?

I will be attending Dev Connections in Vegas next month and see you are on the speaker list – would you like to meet up to discuss? Could I tempt you with a beer?

Michael
michael.francis@red-gate.com