What will it take to bring you back to Windows Mobile?

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A few days ago, one of our forum members, BenGutt, created a thread asking other forum members who've moved on from Microsoft's mobile OS what it would take to bring them back to Windows Mobile.

Hi All, For quite some time now I've watched as every opportunity to increase the market share slipped by Microsoft with them nearly managing to take advantage of it. The build it and they will come attitude of the marketing in my mind has been the cause of this failure. Bitter? Me? A little. We are well on the downward spiral from dizzy days of 11% market share. Microsoft themselves seem...


BenGutt explained that there is some bitterness when it comes to Microsoft's missed opportunities but reconciles with the fact that it's now releasing more apps for other platforms. For BenGutt, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has taken the place of the Lumia 950 XL, which is ready to be sent away for recycling.

Have you ditched Window Mobile for another platform? If so, what does Microsoft have to do to bring you back? Is it all about the apps? Would a not new device do the trick? Is there any chance at all you'll come back?

Share your opinion and answer BenGutt's question in the forum thread, where there's a lively discussion going on.

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