Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 16th Sep 2009 20:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sometime ago I conjectured that Microsoft made certain changes to IE8 to force web standards forward and drop backwards compatibility as default (a very un-Microsoft move) because of the need for the web to break out of the blinkered IE6 / Desktop-Browser view of content otherwise Microsoft would find itself unable to compete in the mobile space. It's been over a year since that article and in such a short period of time it has become ever clearer that Microsoft's mobile offerings, and their overall mobile platform strategy are failing against the dominant iPhone, the newcomer Android, and a re-invigorated Palm with WebOS.
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windows mobile... yuck.
by neozeed on Wed 16th Sep 2009 22:46 UTC
neozeed
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2006-03-03

I've been a 'windows mobile' or whatever user since 2002 with the Tmobile MDA thing. Since then I've had a BUNCH of windows mobile phones and you know what?

I'll be DAMMED if I can tell what's changed.

This is the year that I decided to screw it. I dropped my Motorola Q, and got a Palm Pre. And I've been LOVING it since.

I cannot tell you what a NIGHTMARE it was with internet explorer 4 up until 1 month ago. NOTHING works right, and the exchange integration is... pathetic. When I had them in parallel the PRE got the exchange notifications hands down faster then the CE.

I've tried. I really did, but the bottom line is the experence on the Microsoft phones hasn't changed since CE 1.0 where it was painfull... You want to update the os with a patch? dock. You want to add something? dock. You want to do a proper reset? dock. You need to reconnect to exchange? dock.

Windows CE needs to be put out of OUR missery. They would be better off with Windows XP running on these phones.

At least it beats IE 4!!!!!!!

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