@Charles:Here's a random comment from that article:
Good article, a quarter is a data point that may or may not indicate the beginning of a trend.
However, a lot of what is here seems to be a ￼￼howl in the lonesome ￼ of Windows Phone "Just Wait"
Wait for Windows Phone 7
Wait for Windows Phone 7.5
Wait for Windows Phone 7.8
Wait for Windows Phone 8
Wait for Windows Phone 8.1
Now let's wait for these 14 handset makers to come on board,then the problem will be solved.
It will be interesting to see if they come on board. We heard a great deal about Windows RT manufacturers until they disappeared before producing any hardware. My feeling is that these new guys signed up 'on spec' with a bit of financial encouragement from Microsoft. Whether they actually produce any hardware is another matter entirely.
Something I have noticed recently is people replacing their Windows Phone handsets with iPhones and Android handsets. Certainly in Europe (fairly or unfairly) the Nokia layoffs didn't help Microsoft's image.
Just a random comment...
Charles, I've nothing against Windows Phone, Windows (i'm using it), VS and C# (great stuff but not using it), office etc. I wish Windows Phone all the luck in the world. But for me MSFT just accumulated too much bad karma. Work on that instead of stupid PR as if it will help.