Microsoft is delaying the update to its mobile operating system, called Windows Mobile 7, with the new phones carrying the operating system now increasingly unlikely to hit the market before 2010, according to sources.
It’s one thing when major new releases of desktop Windows run late — that doesn’t hurt Microsoft much, because, as a monopolist, their primary competition for Windows Vista is Windows XP. But they’re embarrassing themselves in the very competitive handheld market. Microsoft appears to be dysfunctional.
★ Saturday, 27 September 2008