Some companies still believe that there is room for a third operating system, and many people agree. Can there still be a successful smartphone with Windows in it? Microsoft seems to believe so, after all, CEO Satya Nadella has recently promised that the company will deliver something unique in the future.
If you want to see what kind of traction a traditional Windows 10 powered smartphone with nothing unique creates then look no further than Moly X1. Moly X1 was featured on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo and the startup behind the concept was looking for $100,000 for its work oriented smartphone.
The campaign was a fiasco, and that's a kind way of putting it. A total of 30 funders managed to gather a total of $2,569, that's under 3 percent of the goal. Only 14 backers wanted to invest the products value, around $180. The rest were struggling to give five dollars for a case or a mere digital booklet.
Well, there you have it. There's really no better way to put it. However, we do have to keep in mind that this attempt was definitely not the most interesting Windows smartphone concept and promised nothing new or exciting with its low-end specs. It is safe to say, though, that Windows smartphones do not currently seem like a good way to get easy startup money.
Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 19 Dec 2016 14:44