iPhone 5 & Android Tablet; Does Microsoft Stand a chance?
So, I bit the apple 3 years ago and purchased my first iPhone (3G). I was so amazed by the functionality and power that I was now holding in the palm of my hand. This great device was changing how I went about doing so many things that I started to forget how I ever lived without it. Now 3 years, 2 iPhones, an Apple TV, iPod Shuffle and a Macbook Pro later I find myself loving everything Apple. I can’t wait to get my phone upgraded to iOS5 and eventually upgrade to the iPhone 5. As my merchandise grows, so does this question in the back of my head. Am I over committing?
As an employee at Accella, a company on the leading edge of technology, I feel that I can best serve my customers and team by being knowledgable and familiar with the leading technologies in our field (well as best as anyone can be). For that reason, I recently purchased the Samsung Galaxy tablet and am impatiently awaiting its arrival. As I sit here thinking about the wonders I would uncover with a tablet (and Android platform to boot), I read an article about Microsoft and their move to regain market share in mobility.
Prior to Accella, I spent 7 years working on the rugged side of the mobility market. Customers were anxiously moving away from DOS based programs leaving my time dominated by Windows CE and Windows mobile solutions. Development for custom software was often costly and subject to Microsoft releasing the latest OS hence resulting in costly hardware and software refreshes. Windows answered the Apple and Droid revolution with the Mango MP OS. Only time will tell, but can Microsoft regain market share and grow the 10% they have had for recent years?