Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 21:41 UTC
Windows It's been only a mere six months since its first unveiling, but Microsoft has already announced that Windows Phone 7 has been released to manufacturing. This means device makers can start tuning the software to their hardware, leaving plenty of time to release devices before the holiday season.
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stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

Xbox live achievements and games.

Microsoft knows they have at least 25 million people that might be the same. (gold subscribers)

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Yeah, I am on that one closed platform and dying to get locked into another! Walled gardens ftw! Prices will rise and freedom will be limited, but what do I care, bread and games is all I need.

Humanity is doomed.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

For people who just want to talk on the phone and maybe play a couple games once in a while there is no walled garden.

It's just a phone with a handy little store.

That's all it is.

Your metaphor is not universal.

I program just about every day and I could care less about being able to load outside code on my phone anymore than loading outside code on my Blu-ray player. My laptop is my portable code executor, my phone is for going BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. My last phone wasn't a smartphone and I could only buy a limited selection of Java games from the cell company. Perhaps you would have described it as a Nazi death camp?

Edited 2010-09-02 04:30 UTC

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

If you're at the helm of any heavy machinery I'd be inclined to agree.

Android market / Chrome Web Store
Apple App Store / Game centre(?)
Microsoft Xbox Live

Is humanity still doomed is Sony add's a Playstation store to their phones? Android + PSN would be an awesome games phone.

The PS3 uses openGL right? that should be possible on the right hardware.

Why would any of these major players use someone else's store that gives a competitor money?

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