Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2012 18:38 UTC
Windows So, Windows Phone 7.5. I love it - warts and all. It has its issues, but it's so distinctive and fun it's pretty hard to not like it. So, for me, those three other people, and that cow, Microsoft today announced Windows Phone 8. It brings lots of cool new features, is built upon the Windows NT kernel and shares much of its lower levels with Windows 8, and oh, not a single current Windows Phone 7 device will be upgraded to it.
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RE[2]: Mixed feelings
by Morgan on Thu 21st Jun 2012 16:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Mixed feelings"
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Mine was via They have most of the leading phones for $0.01 with a new contract. I was going to switch to Sprint anyway, and I was trying to decide between the HTC Evo Shift and the Arrive with WP7. I liked the Shift but had been hoping the Nexus S was on the penny program; sadly it wasn't. So, given the opportunity to try out a completely new phone OS on hardware that was almost a twin of the Shift, I went for the Arrive.

I'm glad I did too, WP7 really is a great phone OS, and I have high hopes for WP8 when it's released. I'm not normally a Microsoft person at all, but having a phone that "just works" the same way Windows 7 does on my PC is a wonderful thing. I still use Arch Linux for serious work on the PC, but Win7 is great for those few Windows-only tasks that must be done.

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