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 understand the sentiment but your outlook is myopic.

So far the iPhone has been more profitable for indy developers despite being less open. With side-loading comes piracy and sadly pirates have flocked to Android just as they do with pc gaming.

But more importantly the masses will decide the smartphone winners and losers and they don't care about side-loading.

I use my smartphone heavily and I'm not going to waste my time with an interface I feel is sub-par. The interface in WP7 is just hands down better. When Google decides to come up with more than an iPhone knock-off I'll give it another try.

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