Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 13:54 UTC
Windows If you ever needed any proof it's anything but roses ans sunshine over at Microsoft's Windows Phone division, it's this. The next version of Windows Phone, WP8, will run on the NT kernel, which marks a pretty substantial departure from the current release. This raises the question: will current handsets be upgradeable to WP8? First, Microsoft indicated no. Then they said yes (interview retracted). And now, they're saying no again.
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RE[3]: 'Plays for sure'
by bornagainenguin on Thu 19th Apr 2012 15:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 'Plays for sure'"
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bassbeast waxed nostalgic...

Actually playsforsure was a hit but then Ballmer showed what an incompetent CEO he was by slaughtering a success to push his own iPod ripoff, but before the Zune there were several sites selling monthly subscriptions that were quite popular. The nice thing about PFS was that it worked on everything from that $20 MP3 player you got at the Walgreen's checkout to that $200 PMP and most places were offering anywhere from 5 to 10 downloads to keep and all you could listen to a month for $10.

Yeah, I remember all that, and I remember how mind boggling stupid I thought Microsoft was for killing that market and setting back the future of subscription audio for years..... It didn't hurt me though despite having an old Rio MP3 player at the time, because I saw that it was Microsoft involved and knew better than to trust them by then, so I stuck with podcasts and cdex for my music needs.

I wager a lot of people who have had other products of Microsoft's and seen how they treat their customers have come to the same conclusion, that it simply isn't worth taking the chance. Past performance will eventually get you every time, which is why it is always a good idea to treat your customers well.


PS: can we please get a mobile app (Android and iOS) for the Site? My god, but how the input box fights with me on my tablet!

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