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[7]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 16th Feb 2010 00:26 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Kroc"
Thom_Holwerda
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why waste time in Office for Mac if it’s so unimportant?


Because Office for the Mac is a lightening rod for antitrust claims. Office:Mac has been around for longer than Office:Win, and Microsoft discontinuing it (which would make a lot of sense) would clearly be used as an antitrust attack.

Office:Mac doesn't primarily exist because it makes an awful lot of money - especially not with Apple jumping platforms/operating systems all the time. I'm convinced Office:Mac is barely making any profit - heck, it probably barely breaks even.

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