Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2011 21:50 UTC
Windows Fascinating, this. As a Windows Phone 7 user, I can attest that it is every bit as good as iOS and Android - heck, in my experience, it is more polished, more consistent, smoother, and faster than either of those two. Yet, despite raving reviews and glowing user comments all over the web, Windows Phone 7 simply isn't selling. Former Windows Phone 7 general manager Charlie Kindel believes it's because neither carriers nor device makers like the control Microsoft exerts over the platform.
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RE[3]: Not every bit as good.
by jackeebleu on Wed 28th Dec 2011 02:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not every bit as good."
jackeebleu
Member since:
2006-01-26

Um, you do realize that Microsoft owns Skype right? And its only a matter of time that Skype runs native on WP7....right?

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/may11/05-10corpnewspr...

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RE[4]: Not every bit as good.
by leos on Thu 29th Dec 2011 02:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Not every bit as good."
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Um, you do realize that Microsoft owns Skype right? And its only a matter of time that Skype runs native on WP7....right?


Eventually, eventually. Eventually I will be able to beam myself to china instead of flying there. Not exactly relevant if I can't do it now.

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RE[5]: Not every bit as good.
by zima on Sat 31st Dec 2011 20:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Not every bit as good."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, one is only a fantasy quite likely not really sensible in this universe (at least not as typically imagined by silly humans in their modern mythologies; mind uploading OTOH...), the other is a virtual certainty, coming soon, and so on.

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