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: I'm curious...
by DDevine on Wed 28th Dec 2011 08:36 UTC in reply to "I'm curious..."
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2011-12-28

I absolutely agree. I am definitely an open source guy, but in a sea of closed-source phones I figured it didn't particularly matter which one I chose. However, you do need Windows and the Zune app to update WP7 ;)

I got my refurbished LG C900 WP7 phone for $150 AUD and its waaaayyy nicer than any Android phone I could find at that price. Microsoft has actually done a good job with WP7 - stripping out all the legacy crap has done wonders and I like the Metro style.

The only thing I miss from my old (slow) Android phone is wireless hotspot. This hasn't been so bad because the screen is big enough that I can actually browse sites on my phone instead of breaking out the laptop.

Don't knock it till you try it.

I've looked into developing HTML5/JavaScript apps for WP7 (and they should be portable to Windows 8 if you care) and it looks dead simple!

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