Originally Posted by NasserAE
This must be a joke!
I will give you one main reason.. No one is buying Windows phones now.
MS can license their Windows Phone OS to as many as they want. Their market share will go no where if no one is buying them. Right now, no one is buying WP7 phones.
That is not completely true. We have 3 clients so far having WP7 devices (not exclusively, though) and here in NZ, Vodafone is offering only one WP7 model - the most basic HTC 7 Trophy; in addition, I haven't even seen a single WP7 commercial on NZ TV.
No personal users that I know so far, but it makes sense considering what I said before (lack of choice and marketing).
I think you are underestimating power of MS in the business/corporate fields. MS has all it takes to make same sort of integration for business users that Apple did for home users. Exchange, Office, Sharepoint, CRM. All hard to replace business tools. And WP7 can be (or will be able to) untegrated with all of them natively. Exchange already has bunch of WP7 features (like remote wipe) built in it's current form.
I don't have much fear for WP7 business existence, but comes to personal users... not so bright. Nokia might do wonders here. It is amazing how inert people are (in general) - I still know huge number of people who still think Nokia is the best thing that ever happened to mobile industry and refuse to purchase anything else. They are all candidates to grab Nokia WP7, regardless if it is competitive to iPhone or Androids available for the same or less money. Many people will be buying Nokia WP7 not because it has WP7, but because it is Nokia.