Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Feb 2011 23:33 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Is it really going to happen? Will we see one of the more momentous announcements in the tech world next week? The web's been abuzz about Nokia possibly adopting Windows Phone 7 for a number of handsets, and now even The New York Times has chimed in - at which point it might be time to start taking the rumours seriously.
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RE[2]: WP7
by geertjan on Sat 5th Feb 2011 13:32 UTC in reply to "RE: WP7"
geertjan
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2010-10-29

What I've seen from WP7 so far didn't impress me much. But admittedly, I haven't tried it for more than a few minutes a couple of times. And I put some value in your judgement Thom, so perhaps WP7 is better than I think.

Still, you won't see me buying any Microsoft products. Sure, when Microsoft is pressured they will put some effort in making a decent product (like, from what I hear, WP7, IE9). But when they are not, and they are on top in a certain market, they will shift all that effort to locking in as many people as possible (e.g. with MS Office and back with IE6).

What it boils down to, I don't trust them. I disagree with people saying Apple is the new Microsoft, or Google is the new Microsoft, I think Microsoft is still Microsoft.

Edited 2011-02-05 13:33 UTC

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RE[3]: WP7
by collinm on Sat 5th Feb 2011 15:46 in reply to "RE[2]: WP7"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

+1

wp7 not very impressionning and sale are so so

i don't think for nokia it's a good partnership to join a compagny who have a bad os.....

android have the wind in one's sails, not wp7

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RE[3]: WP7
by geertjan on Sat 5th Feb 2011 18:35 in reply to "RE[2]: WP7"
geertjan Member since:
2010-10-29

Yipes, judging by the downvotes I guess I made it sound a bit trollish.

But I hope everyone agrees that IE6 getting 90% market share at one point was really bad for the internet. And MS Office being the most used office suite has been really bad for interoperability when it comes to digital documents.

I do think it's good WP7 exists, because competition is always good. It's just that based on past experiences, I'm personally not ready to help Microsoft gain market share in any area.

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