Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Microsoft: "We Are No.2 !"

You heard that right, Microsoft is No.2 in smartphone sales.

Right behind the No.1 smarthphone seller which they did not mention.

But well ahead of No.3, Apple's iPhone.

Ahhh... sweet smell of success...

Unless of course you decide to stop and think.

Microsoft does not sell smartphones or dumbphones or any other phones.

They sell the
operating system that they call, for the moment, Windows Mobile version 'I don't remember'.

Just like the fact Microsoft does not sell

So this statement is silly:

Windows Mobile smart phones -- including the hot HTC Touch, the Samsung BlackJack, Motorola's Moto Q and 150 or so other models -- actually outshipped iPhones by a margin greater than 2 to 1 in the first quarter of 2008, according to Gartner Inc.

By the Great Gratuitous Ganzar! Over 150 models and they only sell by a margin of less than 3 to 1 over the lone Apple offering?

The fact that most analysts, of varying level of intelligence and competence, often make it sound like a two-way race between Apple and Blackberry.

How grindingly annoying it must be to the No.2 in smartphone sales.

Hence, this PR piece or press release. Microsoft wants
you to get its own version of The Truth.

Meanwhile, several pundits comparing No.1 Blackberry and No.3 Apple...