Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 15:47 UTC
Windows So, after much, much speculation and many, many rumours, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 Series, its newest mobile operating system. Hold on to your hats, because uncharacteristically for the Redmond giant, they've rebuilt everything from the ground up - this system has little to no connection to the Windows Mobile of yore. I don't say this lightly - but dear lord, Windows Phone 7 Series is full of win. Update: Hands-on video from Engadget inside. Update II: There is no sync application. It's all done over-the-air, to the internet. Only videos and music are synced via the Zune software. Update III: Since I didn't mention it clearly, here it goes: Windows Phone 7 Series is a clean break. There is no backwards compatibility at all. Update IV: Channel9 has a 22-minute in-depth demonstration of Windows Phone 7 Series.
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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by HappyGod on Tue 16th Feb 2010 00:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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I will probably be modded down for this, but a lot of the Mac users are die hard Apple fans that would never buy a phone made by Microsoft. Yes not everyone is like that but many of the Mac users I have spoken to get their kicks from mocking everything Microsoft. I don't think they will be purchasing a Windows phone even if it turns out to be better than iPhone.

Was waiting for someone to point that out. A Mac user with a Windows phone is kind of like a Buddhist carrying rosary beads!

Also, I'm not too sure about the target market argument when it comes to Mac users. I mean he's right when he says that Mac users are prime examples of the target market in respect to age, wealth, inclination etc., but the Web2 teenies out there will eat this up, and they're spending Mum's cash, not theirs.

Oh, and I'll probably buy one as well ;-)

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