It is with deep regret I read the news this morning that Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine will publish its final issue in November. This magazine has covered the Windows Mobile world for 11 years and I was a frequent contributor in the early days. Publisher Hal Goldstein is a good friend who had this to say:
“it is with great regret I make this announcement. We made thedecision because of the difficulty of reaching new Windows Mobilesmartphone customers, and the lack of advertising sponsorship fromMicrosoft, phone companies, and OEMs. We are a very small, self-fundedmagazine publishing company, and we did not make this decision lightly. Our focus in 2009 will be on the four scheduled iPhone Life issues. That wouldleave us time to produce a Windows Mobile issue, a Google Androidissue, a RIM Blackberry edition, or a generic Smartphone issuedepending on where the biggest need and opportunity lies. ”
That is a short statement that speaks volumes. It is sad indeed that Thaddeus must jump to iPhone coverage to make a business go of it. You will be missed my friends.