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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RE[2]: What did you expect?
by Morgan on Thu 24th Oct 2013 07:10 UTC in reply to "RE: What did you expect?"
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BTW, when you see a Microsoft ad, you see people enjoying the trip like on acid or some other "cool" substances, you see the product dancing, whirling, flying, but not the product into action. Now you know why... Next Microsoft ad, keep that hint in mind :p

Indeed, I've seen it used more in product placement advertising (used by characters in TV shows like Arrow and Agents of SHIELD) than in the dancing advertisements.

If all of those millions of Surface RT devices that are collecting dust in a warehouse start going on sale for $100 or less, like the HP Touchpad after it bombed, I'll pick one up just to round out the devices in my collection. I can't see it as more than a toy though, considering that's how I also see Windows 8 proper on a full PC.

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