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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RE: WP7 just doesn't compete
by WorknMan on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 23:32 UTC 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

No doubt it looks great but its just skin deep, multitasking is a joke, the web browser is a joke and the marketplace makes the Android Market look professional. I hope it gets better as I've just bought a WP7 phone for my dad (iPhone was too costly and Android isn't for the faint hearted) I just hope it gets better.

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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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