Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2007 22:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless To counter the success of the iPhone, Microsoft is revamping its mobile operating system, according to Ars Technica. "Never one to back down from a challenge, Microsoft is busily preparing both a minor UI refresh (Windows Mobile 6.1) and a major new release of the operating system (Windows Mobile 7.0). A gallery of screen shots from the 6.1 refresh compiled by Boy Genius shows an emphasis on simplification: the screens are more task-oriented and have less clutter than their immediate predecessor. A new and clearer font adorns the UI, and new features such as zooming, copy and paste in Internet Explorer, and auto-configuring ActiveSync for e-mails are sure to be welcome additions to the platform. In addition, Microsoft is making it easier (and more Windows-like) to switch tasks by adding a standardized task manager to the platform."
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MS are truly pathetic!
by betaluva on Mon 17th Dec 2007 23:31 UTC
betaluva
Member since:
2007-03-12

i wish apple would create a "jump off a cliff phone" because it would be hilarious to see how quickly MS create a copy of it : )

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RE: MS are truly pathetic!
by Ravyne on Mon 17th Dec 2007 23:37 in reply to "MS are truly pathetic!"
Ravyne Member since:
2006-01-08

Of course, first Apple would have people lined up around the block 3 days before launch, all of them ready to jump the cliff themselves.

The apple zealots are even quicker to follow The Steve than Microsoft ;)

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RE[2]: MS are truly pathetic!
by WorknMan on Tue 18th Dec 2007 03:23 in reply to "RE: MS are truly pathetic!"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Of course, first Apple would have people lined up around the block 3 days before launch, all of them ready to jump the cliff themselves.

Haha, imagine that. And all gear released after the fact would come in 1 or 2 colors instead of 30, and people would once again crave substance over style.

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RE: MS are truly pathetic!
by Havin_it on Tue 18th Dec 2007 00:05 in reply to "MS are truly pathetic!"
Havin_it Member since:
2006-03-10

i wish apple would create a "jump off a cliff phone"


God, that's my dream. Every pretentious a-hole in the western hemisphere could be consensually exterminated in a matter of hours. We may face a shortage of graphic designers and "in media" people but hopefully humanity will muddle through.

Is there a suggestion box on the Apple site? I can't stop fantasizing about this now ;)

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