Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jan 2010 19:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ah, Windows Mobile 7. For once, Microsoft decides to be tight-lipped about an upcoming product, not saying a thing about it anywhere, and right then, of course, the rumours start to run rampant. You think the Apple tablet stuff was too much to bear? Trust me - the Windows Mobile rumours are much worse.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Tue 19th Jan 2010 22:01 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

So Microsoft’s ‘solution’ to a crappy mobile browser is Silverlight? Joy.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by cetp on Tue 19th Jan 2010 22:14 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
cetp Member since:
2007-12-16

On my Windows Mobile phones I can install any software I want, including the best.

<A> http://www.opera.com/mobile/download/

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jan 2010 22:42 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Silverlight is going to probably be used to develop applications. They would be massively reinventing the wheel if they did not (and in fact all their job postings indicate such a thing).

Silverlight includes resolution independence, hardware acceleration, multitouch support, rich databinding, robust sandboxing models.

Windows Mobile is an open platform, and coming from the closed POS environment that is the iPhone, you are free to choose your browser.

The HTC HD2 consistently bests the iPhone in webbrowsing experience. Opera really is a sight to behold.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Tue 19th Jan 2010 22:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Ah, good point. Certainly good for app development, but why do I get the creeping suspicion that Microsoft would rather change the whole web to use Silverlight than change their browser to suit the standards.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by memson on Thu 21st Jan 2010 12:33 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

So Microsoft’s ‘solution’ to a crappy mobile browser is Silverlight? Joy.


Not that this has much to do with anything, obviously. Silverlight is a browser plugin and could work with any browser that Microsoft chooses to support.

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