Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 23:56 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Windows Ah, something Microsoft really couldn't use right now: problems with the very first update to its Windows Phone 7 operating system. In this very competitive marketplace, in which WP7 is a late newcomer, it can't use major problems like this. The thing is though - how big of a problem is this, really? And, is it even Microsoft's fault at all?
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RE: expecting everything
by unoengborg on Thu 24th Feb 2011 02:49 UTC in reply to "expecting everything"
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Since when has it been a requirement that phones stay with the latest version of their OS? They have no obligation to do anything at all.


No, you are right, phone manefacturers have no obligation to upgrade, but at least when I buy a new smartphone, I look at their track record on upgrades of previous models. If I find out that a specific brand of phones is less likely to get upgrades, chances are that I buy another phone.

Phone makers are slowly starting to realize that you can't sell phones that cost as much as a laptop, if they leave their customers to hang out to dry, as soon as the money changed hands. The fact that Microsoft does the upgrades not the phone makers is the major advantage of WP7, or at least it should be.

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