Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 15:47 UTC
Windows So, after much, much speculation and many, many rumours, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 Series, its newest mobile operating system. Hold on to your hats, because uncharacteristically for the Redmond giant, they've rebuilt everything from the ground up - this system has little to no connection to the Windows Mobile of yore. I don't say this lightly - but dear lord, Windows Phone 7 Series is full of win. Update: Hands-on video from Engadget inside. Update II: There is no sync application. It's all done over-the-air, to the internet. Only videos and music are synced via the Zune software. Update III: Since I didn't mention it clearly, here it goes: Windows Phone 7 Series is a clean break. There is no backwards compatibility at all. Update IV: Channel9 has a 22-minute in-depth demonstration of Windows Phone 7 Series.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Karitku on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Karitku
Member since:
2006-01-12

Will it sync with Mac?
My first respons, who the f--k cares you are talking 5% of users. Most likely it won't sync but it will sync with cloud and probaply work as usb memory(since they support SD cards).

Multi-touch?

Yes, shows in proto unit. Is part of Chassis 1 spec.
Marketplace? What will the deal be with this?

It will be there but it will be reboot, which is good since now Marketplace is half-assed. No old programs will work with new UI.
GPS/Compass/Camera/Gaming cred Microsoft will have a tough sell now that the iPhone is established, but this certainly is the UI for it. I’m very glad they’ve done their own thing their own way.

It will be intresting how this UI work. It reminds bit WebOS. For developers there is couple new things like "tiles" and how you use those to present information. Also it's unclear how third party apps work but I would guess thru "hubs" as external parts. And thank god they finally thrown away stupid multichassis style, now only Nokia seems to wander that way which is valley of death.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

My first respons, who the f--k cares you are talking 5% of users.


Actually, we’re talking about _millions_ of people. And millions more per quarter.

Looking at the Mac userbase as a percentage is monumentally narrowminded. It’s a huge group of affluent people, Microsoft would be making a mistake if they don’t at least _eventually_ support Mac, even if it’s just an iSync plugin.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Looking at the Mac userbase as a percentage is monumentally narrowminded. It’s a huge group of affluent people, Microsoft would be making a mistake if they don’t at least _eventually_ support Mac, even if it’s just an iSync plugin.


It's still only five percent of computer users worldwide. We reside on the web too much, so we get the idea the Mac is everywhere. Truth of the matter is, however, that out in the real world, Macs are rare, and while I would certainly like to see Mac support, I find it totally understandable if Microsoft won't bother spending money on only five percent of computer users.

It simply makes no sense.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by stone on Mon 15th Feb 2010 18:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
stone Member since:
2005-07-06

its ironic though, that year on year the mac marked share is actually down compared to the growth of the pc marked.

not shrinking, obviously, just not growing as fast.

/stone

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by nt_jerkface on Mon 15th Feb 2010 23:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Looking at the Mac userbase as a percentage is monumentally narrowminded.


I wouldn't go that far. I would just say that it is the percentage of potential customers that matter, not the world.

A million Chinese that don't buy software aren't worth more than a single Mac user.

Mac users are ~12% of the largest software market which is nothing to scoff at.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by stabbyjones on Mon 15th Feb 2010 23:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

it's still a group of people microsoft doesn't have to care about. they use ms office and heaps are running windows on their macs anyway so why should they bother?

mac users are on par with linux users as far as win mobible 7 so don't flatter yourselves.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by graigsmith on Tue 16th Feb 2010 04:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
graigsmith Member since:
2006-04-05

Actually, we’re talking about _millions_ of people. And millions more per quarter.

Looking at the Mac userbase as a percentage is monumentally narrowminded. It’s a huge group of affluent people, Microsoft would be making a mistake if they don’t at least _eventually_ support Mac, even if it’s just an iSync plugin.


millions of people who are probably going to buy the iphone anyways.

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