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]: I hate Metro.
by Morgan on Thu 29th Dec 2011 00:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I hate Metro."
Morgan
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2005-06-29

Okay, so most of the negative points you mentioned could be considered personal preference. That's perfectly fine. But two things you critiqued tell me quite clearly you either have no clue what you're talking about, or you are intentionally being misleading.

You said the OS suffers from short battery life and "long app start" which I assume means a lag between tapping a tile and the app launching. I regularly get two to three full days on a charge with moderate use. I can kill it in 20 hours if I really try, but that requires keeping the screen on constantly and always doing something with the device. That is unrealistic for most people's use cases. The last smartphone I had that could come close was a Symbian based Nokia Nuron, and I would have to charge it the second night. Before that it was the Palm Treo that would get me through three solid work days between charges. All other smartphones I've owned had to be charged no less than every 12 hours.

In the nearly four weeks I've had this phone, I have yet to experience any UI lag or slow launching apps. In fact, I'd put it a few notches above the MyTouch 4G and my Nook Color with LauncherPro in the fluidity and responsiveness areas.

I hope this helped clear up any misinformation you were subject to. ;)

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RE[4]: I hate Metro.
by vtolkov on Thu 29th Dec 2011 01:22 in reply to "RE[3]: I hate Metro."
vtolkov Member since:
2006-07-26

Okay, so most of the negative points you mentioned could be considered personal preference.

Probably it is. But many people share it. I prefer houses with rooms and rooms with cozy furniture and soft light. And I prefer walls painted with light pattern and my chair and a bookshelf. But Metro is cold. It gives me no walls, no living zones, but some black space with transparent floor parts moving in unknown directions, and huge writings readable only from space are flying above. And sharp rectangles. I feel cold and uncomfortable.

But two things you critiqued tell me quite clearly you either have no clue what you're talking about, or you are intentionally being misleading.

Wel, maybe it was improved in Mango. And, right, as a developer, I have some prejudice about thick frameworks like Silverlight or Java. They waste too much cycles, they can't work other way.

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