Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Feb 2011 20:54 UTC
Windows So, Mobile World Congress is going on over in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and there, Steve Ballmer held a little speech about Windows Phone 7's past, present, and future. Especially the future interests us, as a lot's been planned for this year: copy/paste, hardware-accelerated mobile Internet Explorer 9, and, yes, multitasking!
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by wargum on Mon 14th Feb 2011 21:51 UTC
wargum
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2006-12-15

At least one more year to ridicule MS for their antiquated OS!

I mean, really? C&P? Multitasking? Erm, exciting...

Sorry, I know my post sounds a little trollish, so far. They have a long way to go just to catch up to the current status quo. Word is that Nokia's first WP7 gear will arrive in early 2012. With the rapid development speed of Android last year, I can only imagine where they will be one year from now. Not saying MS are game over, but being different (WP7 UI = Tiles galore, minimalism) doesn't equal success. Did anybody actually miss MS in the next generation smartphone wars? I haven't.

Edited 2011-02-14 21:52 UTC

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RE: Translation
by nt_jerkface on Tue 15th Feb 2011 01:46 in reply to "Translation"
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2009-08-26

Did anybody actually miss MS in the next generation smartphone wars? I haven't.


Would you prefer it to be an Android/Apple market? That really doesn't leave much pressure for Android to do anything other than copy Apple.

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by _txf_ on Tue 15th Feb 2011 02:02 in reply to "RE: Translation"
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2008-03-17

Yes.

I tired of MS constantly failing and simply refusing to die. Granted, WP7 is interesting but WM and Kin and Zune should really have killed the beast. If this were any other company such a string of fail would have slayed them for sure...

Actually, I would have much preferred Android,Apple,WebOS and Meego

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RE[2]: Translation
by wargum on Tue 15th Feb 2011 19:59 in reply to "RE: Translation"
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2006-12-15

Would you prefer it to be an Android/Apple market? That really doesn't leave much pressure for Android to do anything other than copy Apple.


I forgot all the others! There is HP webOS, Samsungs Bada is also doing quite well, I hear. And RIM will definitely switch to their new QNX based Smartphone OS next year or maybe even this year.

And you know what's funny? People stopped copying Apple at this stage. Quite a few operating systems mimic webOS' multitasking aproach, iOS almost seems boring, now.

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