Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 16:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "High Tech Computer (HTC) has grown up with Microsoft, from the old HTC-built iPAQ's running on Microsoft's Pocket PC operating system, to the Orange SPV - Microsoft's first Windows smartphone. The Taiwanese company has always been a loyal aid to the software giant, but lately that close relationship has started to feel a little dated. HTC's investment in Android and its Sense user interface has taken precedent over its initial work with Windows Mobile, and the company's Windows Phone flagships have been impressive, but overshadowed by Nokia's colorful Lumia range and partnership with Microsoft. That all appears to be changing though." HTC announced some good-looking Windows Phone 8 phones (ugh) today, but from my personal experience of owning several devices from both brands for over a decade, Nokia has the edge on quality. Good to see a serious commitment to WP8 though - we wouldn't want the Android dominance to continue.
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I'm just pointing out that your statement is factually incorrect. You can export your data from Google Drive and Dropbox as well, there's nothing particularly open to Microsoft's solution here. Also, although you can download your data, it's still impractical, thus a lock-in (lock-in was always just that, and never about cryptographically signed proprietary formats cryogenically frozen in the dark pits of hell). The cloud is about storing your stuff so that you will keep using the tools that make such storage practical. You didn't seriously believe it was charity, did you?

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