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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-Patents and the MS attitude toward them; no more needs to be said.

Then thats a fundamental disagreement. I believe they're an equal player in all of this. They are licensees just as much as they are the licensor. I think a lot of what they, and others, patent are valid and patentable.

Products should be protected from blatant copying of an idea.

-The fact that no matter how creative and and interesting WP7 is, MS deserves to be in the position it is due the massive missteps (in the past) it has made regarding mobile.

Nobody else would never have had the opportunities to fail and (eventually) produce something like WP7. Sure you can fail and learn from mistakes but there should be a limit really.

I disagree, I dont count it against them that they have sufficient alternative income to hedge their bets. They have done some pretty good things in markets they're eventually pushed themselves into, look at the 360 with Kinect.

-Also I massively dislike the fact that MS tends to completely screw over its partners (on the hardware side), through malice or callousness.

This I agree with, though lately it seems to have been the other way around for Windows Phone OEMs. This half-hearted commitment by them I think precipitated the Nokia deal a great amount.

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