Summary: Dynamics Mobile is officially dead and Microsoft decides to betray Windows Mobile partners by launching own phones
Microsoft on Thursday said it has discontinued the mobile versions of its Dynamics ERP (enterprise resource planning) products.
Here is some “damage control” from Microsoft at the Microsoft blog (added as an update).
“[When] Microsoft released Zune everyone stopped making CE based media players other than Microsoft.”
–OiaohmJust days ago, Steve Ballmer was quoted as saying that Windows Mobile is something Microsoft “screwed up with.” Microsoft seems to have decided to go it alone with phones and sell hardware, not just software. There are already leaked photos of rather ugly gadgets (Zune showed that Microsoft lacks style) which are said to be in the works and are reportedly months away.
“Think music players,” writes Oiaohm. “[When] Microsoft released Zune everyone stopped making CE-based media players other than Microsoft.”
Oiaohm says the same goes for the AV market, where Microsoft decided that it was worth betraying and agitating partners.
“Microsoft is imploding,” Oiaohm concludes. █