I really like the Windows Phone OS. And I’d love to try one of the new Nokia devices. I’ve heard nothing but good things. But despite a nice array of talent, Microsoft is in a playoff race and they’re getting absolutely smoked. What do you do when that happens? You switch coaches. Hence, out with Andy Lees, in with Terry Myerson.
It’s interesting to see Microsoft in this position. They’re seemingly learning an old Apple lesson: great products alone don’t always win. In the past, Microsoft has been able to leverage Windows to propel even shitty products to the title. But they haven’t done that here yet — except in name (which remains ridiculous, there are no goddamn windows).
I fully expect to see more Windows Phone/Windows PC synergy in the near future. But I fear this will only hurt Windows Phone, the product.