Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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Double Standards ???
by tuzor on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 12:38 UTC
tuzor
Member since:
2007-08-07

As a very satisfied Windows Phone 7 user


I'd say that not releasing a new iPhone at the usual interval is a sign of what I - and many, more intelligent people with me - have been predicting for about 18 months now: a single company such as Apple cannot possibly keep up with the hardware development cycle of all other phone makers


http://windowsphonesecrets.com/2011/03/09/still-no-update

Feb 14 2011: Windows Phone 7: copy-paste next month, multitasking and IE9 this year


http://www.winsupersite.com/article/Windows-Phone-7/Oh-NoDo-You-Don...

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RE: Double Standards ???
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 12:46 in reply to "Double Standards ???"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

My phone has all the updates. I just had to remove the carrier ID, which was set to T-Mobile USA because my phone was an unlocked, T-Mo branded device. By now, T-Mo customers have the update. Carriers worldwide are already pushing the update as we speak, or will do so this week. I believe only AT&T still hasn't given a date.

So yeah, I got my update in March, about a week ago.

Edited 2011-04-03 12:49 UTC

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RE: Double Standards ???
by Moochman on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 14:07 in reply to "Double Standards ???"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

What are you getting at?

In one case Thom talks about iPhone hardware not being able to keep up (which I find debatable btw but that's irrelevant) and then you seem to imply that he is not critical enough of WP7 devices, just because they were initially missing features? The one thing (Apple's hardware release cycle) is not comparable with the other (Microsoft's WP7 software release cycle).

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I can't remember if Thom was a loud proponent at the time. Keep the scope within software released and think back.

Apple release the Iphone OS without copy/paste, multitasking and such. It was a big proud flag for detractors to wave about "Iphone sucks cause it doesn't do these basic things that other phones do!"

Win7 Phone OS launches without multitasking, cut/paste and such and everybody skips over it.

It's perfectly OK for Win7 Phone to lack these features in early releases but when Apple does it and the sky is falling.

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