29 minutes ago, Bass wrote
Android and iOS had a multi year head start. In the tech industry months can be fatal.
Yep, there is no way that MS can compete playing the same game as Android and iOS, and expect to be a winner.
I see no advantage in owning a Lumia-WP and a Windows home computer, vs an Android/iOS phone and a Windows home computer, and although the phone app thing is not a big deal with me, it's obviously a disadvantage in owning a Lumia-WP.
However, I can see an advantage in being able to place my Surface-WP on a cradle that provides wireless charging and 'continuum' functionality, and have the full W10 desktop with all my W32 apps, USB peripherals, USB storage, etc available, avoiding the need to have both a phone and a separate Windows home computer.
A hand-held Surface-Pro (Intel) with Phone and Ink capabilities may be a niche product compared to Android and iOS phones, but it's likely a much bigger niche than WP currently has, and perhaps offers another reason to stay with Windows.