Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 22:46 UTC

Early this year, I decided to take a risk.

As a geek, I like to reward those in the industry that try to be bold. That try to be different. That try to leave the beaten path. That look at the norm in the market, and decide to ignore it. Despite all its flaws, Microsoft did just that with its Metro user interface, incarnations of which are used on both Windows Phone and Windows 8.

I was a Windows Phone user since day one. I bought an HTC HD7 somewhere around release day, and imported it into The Netherlands, a year before the platform became available in The Netherlands. I wanted to reward Microsoft's mobile team for trying to be different, for being original, for not copying iOS and Android and instead coming up with something fresh and unique. Despite all the limitations and early adopter issues, I loved it.

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WinRT performance
by p13. on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 23:01 UTC
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I used one in a store once, for about ten minutes. Most of these minutes were spent waiting. It was very slow and just didn't work very well.

Too bad, because the hardware sure looked and felt nice. Now if only the firmware wasn't so closed and non-standard, we could maybe load android on it, or just run something like unity.

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