Microsoft Stops Paying For Employees iPhones

The story about Microsoft taking cost cutting measures by stopping the payments for employees iPhones, is not the real story. The real story is that Microsoft will pay for employees to use Windows Mobile Devices. You have to laugh at this. The employees know that the iPhone is a superior product.

According to one article it states that:

But for many Microsoft employees who use their devices to do company work on the road, it no doubt feels like a shafting. Compared to the iPhone, new BlackBerry software, or even Google (GOOG) Android, today’s Windows Mobile is clunky and unappealing.

But this is the sentence I liked:

New, less-crappy editions are on the way, but that doesn’t help today.

Which makes one wonder. Will Microsoft’s mobile every become a contender? I seriously doubt it when the popularity of the iPhone takes center stage. Microsoft has a tendency to think that anything it produces will be a winner. Unfortunately for Microsoft is not the case.

Users may be stuck with Windows and Office, but that doesn’t mean they have to accept other Microsoft products that are ‘crappy’ in comparison to other software and devices on the market.

Comments welcome.


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  • Brian S.

    It makes one wonder why you cite an article like this that doesn’t even mention the Palm Pre, so what good is it? I mean they’re not even looking at the full spectrum, really.

    I think Windows Mobile is OK, it’s just a bit clunky and outdated of a platform. if MS came out with something that wowed a year ago, they would have been right up there as far as competitiveness with Blackberry, Apple, Android, and the new Pre. as it is now they’re behind (like they were with search).

    Personally I have no pokers in the fire, but think for business use the iPhone is vastly overrated (I won’t fully comment on whether I think it’s overrated in general but the answer is, not as much as it is for business).

  • mhz

    It must mean that they have finished reverse engineering it. Now they just want to wipe away the evidence. :)