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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RE: Translation
by nt_jerkface on Tue 15th Feb 2011 01:46 UTC in reply to "Translation"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
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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RE[2]: Translation
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[3]: Translation
by testman on Tue 15th Feb 2011 06:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Translation"
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2007-10-15

Microsoft can afford to make a few mistakes along the way as long as a few of their big products make it (Windows, Office, Xbox). Why does a company have to "die" for you to be happy? Is this a freetard thing normal people don't understand?

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RE[3]: Translation
by MollyC on Tue 15th Feb 2011 07:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Translation"
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2006-07-04

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...


Um, why do you care? Just don't buy the Microsoft products. I don't get this "rooting for company X to die" nonsense.

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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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