Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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Is Windows 8 hurting WP8?
by Chrispynutt on Mon 15th Apr 2013 09:20 UTC
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I think the original idea of Metro on Windows was as a Trojan horse. Get people used to the interface and then they will demand it elsewhere.

The general reaction seem to have been the reverse. Either due to the interface itself or the state of the applications.

So in a way has it backfired and arrested WP8's momentum?

Instead of learning to want or demand Metro, the average consumer is learning to reject it. Even where it makes sense.

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