How will you be proven correct?
Believe me, kona, Win 8 will be a winner for MS, for all the reasons the_Monk says. The fact that MS has brought 3 platforms together under the one umbrella is a good thing, and once all the singing, dancing and shouting is over, people will take stock and realise just how good it is. Okay, Win 8 has had a slow start, as compared to Win 7, but much of the reason for that is because people inherently don't like change.
Just take a look at Vista, nobody liked it even before it was released. Apart from the press and other so-called industry experts assassinating it, everybody knew somebody who knew somebody that tried Vista and thought it was crap, and hey presto, Vista was convicted without a proper hearing, and thus it failed... or did it? Everybody rushed out to grab Win 7.... which was really Vista with a few refinements. Yes, suddenly the masses loved the changes Vista brought... because the press and industry experts lauded Win 7.
However, that won't be the case this time, Win 8 will succeed because it brings more to the table and expands greatly upon what Win 7 is and can do. Moreover, it takes users to places unimagined before. The potential is enormous, and once people recognise this, there will be no stopping it. It will succeed because soon there'll be no escaping just how good the concept is... that Win 7, as good as it was, simply doesn't provide the user experience that Win 8 does.
As for the Windows 8 phone it has 1 percent of the smartphone market.
It hasn't been on the that market long, what, a couple of months or so? Well I don't know that the iPhone could boast an enormous market share at that point, either. It may have had a head start because of all the hype over the iPod, but it certainly didn't command any sort of a market lead in the same short while. Furthermore, because the W7 phone never really garnered such a following, the W8 phone doesn't have such illustrious coat tails to ride on as the various editions of the iPhone, so one can't expect it to be a flyer just yet However, the W8 Phone will gain a large slice of the market... maybe not tomorrow or the day after, but it WILL get there.