Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 16th Sep 2009 20:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sometime ago I conjectured that Microsoft made certain changes to IE8 to force web standards forward and drop backwards compatibility as default (a very un-Microsoft move) because of the need for the web to break out of the blinkered IE6 / Desktop-Browser view of content otherwise Microsoft would find itself unable to compete in the mobile space. It's been over a year since that article and in such a short period of time it has become ever clearer that Microsoft's mobile offerings, and their overall mobile platform strategy are failing against the dominant iPhone, the newcomer Android, and a re-invigorated Palm with WebOS.
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RE[2]: windows mobile... yuck.
by neozeed on Wed 16th Sep 2009 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE: windows mobile... yuck."
neozeed
Member since:
2006-03-03

it hasn't changed. Go ahead and name SOMETHING earth shatteringly different from 1.0 to 6.0?

Go on, search your phone.

Oh crap you can't actually search on the phone.

exctract the cabs on the phone? well gee that sounds terribly easy, esp when there is no 'setup.exe' just some demand you dock.

Windows CE is a DUD. It hasn't had a fundamental change ever.

Calling Windows CE usable in this day & age, next to any 'modern' phone OS is retarded.

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RE[3]: windows mobile... yuck.
by helf on Wed 16th Sep 2009 23:22 in reply to "RE[2]: windows mobile... yuck."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Wow. Don't get an aneurysm hating on Windows Mobile.

You don't have to "extract cabs on the phone". It really is easy. Since it's a direct download to an uncompressed cab half the time and, if you are using PIE, it asks if you wish to run after the download finishes... and it installs. oooo. Difficult. Granted, that is nowhere near as awesome as a centralized app repository.
I also never said it was "usable next to any 'modern' phone OS". Don't put words in my mouth. I freaking agreed with you that it, overall, sucks.

Jeez, ass.

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RE[3]: windows mobile... yuck.
by werpu on Thu 17th Sep 2009 10:11 in reply to "RE[2]: windows mobile... yuck."
werpu Member since:
2006-01-18

it hasn't changed. Go ahead and name SOMETHING earth shatteringly different from 1.0 to 6.0?

Go on, search your phone.

Oh crap you can't actually search on the phone.

exctract the cabs on the phone? well gee that sounds terribly easy, esp when there is no 'setup.exe' just some demand you dock.

Windows CE is a DUD. It hasn't had a fundamental change ever.

Calling Windows CE usable in this day & age, next to any 'modern' phone OS is retarded.

Actually from a usability point of view windows ce always was one of the worst solutions. I am one of the view who still has a sharp zaurus PDA and from the usability the zaurus literally wiped the floor with WinCE. There were two factors why WinCE got a stronghold at all in the mobile phone world. First the windows name, back then people would by everything which had windows plastered on top of it even if it was the worst trash. Secondly, the competition was equally lousy usabilitywise. The usability issues of most phones was the main reason why Apple wiped the floor of the competition literally. They did it extremly well. While most phone manufacturers tried to push 2 models per month and never really cared about the usability Apple single handedly released a phone which did things right in almost every aspect. This especially has hit Nokia who simply do not get it that it is the software "stupid". Apple has gotten that years ago and they did it extremely right in this regard.

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