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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by jebb on Thu 29th Dec 2011 18:31 UTC
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Well, to provide a bit of completely anecdotal feedback, in my case it was the available software. I had to buy the missus a smartphone for Christmas, having never owned or extensively used one myself (apart from a company-provided Blackberry Curve for a couple of years).

Way up on my quickly-put together list of requirements was the ability to control my mpd-running Dreamplug at home. I looked around for a while, but could not find any traces of a WP7-based MPD client, either established or in development, which pretty much killed this option for me. Rather sadly in fact, as I quite liked the Lumia 800 design...

Edited 2011-12-29 18:39 UTC

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