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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dizzey
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2005-10-15

I dont know if this holds true for the win7 phones, but im scared to buy one since the CE area.

When Microsoft made the CE devices they did the oposite of the desktop version no backward compability at all.

If you bought a 5.0 device you where screwed within a year when they released newer versions of CE you could not run apps for newer versions and they wanted you to scrap you old phone and buy a new.

with ios and android i know the phone will be uasable for 3years

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Looking backwards from now? Nope, not a bit of compatibility with WinMo6 and earlier, and for a good damn reason!

As for the future, well the vast majority of internet oracles here are already claiming the platform will be dead very soon, and they may be right. But if they are wrong, I would hope there would be good support for WM7 in WM8; there's no reason not to do so on Microsoft's part.

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