Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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WP7 just doesn't compete
by ashes_786 on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:59 UTC
ashes_786
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2011-10-22

Has everybody else been using a different Windows OS than me? I've used it on two different models and yes the MS apps work well but IE is slow not a great a mobile browser, most third party apps are slow when navigating (swiping left and right). Ebay app, news apps and others just lag in way I haven't experienced on iOS or Android. The metro interface is brave and minimalist but after half an hour its limits become apparent, the design of the actual apps looks very good, real competition to iOS but the market is full of crap. The one thing WP7 is good for in my opinion is gaming with the top titles available for it and the xbox live integration. But again games cost significantly more on WP7 than iOS or Android. For example Angry Birds on Android is free, on iOS its £0.69 and on WP7 its £2.29...

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RE: WP7 just doesn't compete
by WorknMan on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 23:32 in reply to "WP7 just doesn't compete"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I haven't used WP7 myself, but have wondered about it. I read recently were Balmer and one of the other execs were talking about how Android was for geeks (or 'computer scientists') and WP7 was for 'the rest of us'. Well, iOS already serves to be the phone for tech tards, so what exactly is WP7 supposed to be good for?

On one hand, it may be that WP7 is sort of the middle ground between Android and iOS, but while iOS has gone PC free, WP7 is still dependent on the Zune software? Haven't we moved past needing a bloated media manager app for syncing updates and such?

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

how long did it take Apple to get to that point?

Windows Phone 7 Mango is looking to be a great OS... I would have gotten a windows phone but the current generation of hardware sucked (IMHO... All I wanted was an AMOLED screen rather than an LCD screen... so... I got an Android.... Perhaps I will get a winpho7 phone next time.

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ashes_786 Member since:
2011-10-22

I had the same reaction to Balmer's statement, their aiming for a market that the iPhone already dominates using the same locked down model that Apple has championed for almost 5 years now.

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