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[3]: Comment by leos
by ilovebeer on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by leos"
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Touch is old news at Microsoft. They've been developing touch stuff for a long time and have come up with some amazing stuff. The military gets to play with some of it but for some reason average consumers have been left in the cold. I swear to god it's like they horde their best stuff & lock it away in a vault. The closest thing I can compare it to is filming a great movie, sticking the final version in storage, and only giving people whatever was left on the cutting room floor.

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