Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2011 21:50 UTC
Windows Fascinating, this. As a Windows Phone 7 user, I can attest that it is every bit as good as iOS and Android - heck, in my experience, it is more polished, more consistent, smoother, and faster than either of those two. Yet, despite raving reviews and glowing user comments all over the web, Windows Phone 7 simply isn't selling. Former Windows Phone 7 general manager Charlie Kindel believes it's because neither carriers nor device makers like the control Microsoft exerts over the platform.
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RE: As a consumer...
by jonsmirl on Tue 27th Dec 2011 22:57 UTC in reply to "As a consumer..."
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I too will never buy another Microsoft product again unless their monopoly forces me to. I have over thirty Windows licenses from various machines I have bought. How many can I use at once? Half those are from replacing Windows with Linux. And I still don't think I can legally load it into a VM even though I own thirty licenses.

Plus their sticking the phone makers with a patent fee equal to the price of the WinPhone7 license is going to make all of the OEMs hate them. BS software patents must die.

MS should just get on with acquiring Nokia which they will do sooner or later since they obviously have iPhone envy.

Go Android!

Edited 2011-12-27 22:59 UTC

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