Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Mar 2012 17:59 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows Microsoft has disclosed just which limitations Windows Phone 'Tango' will have on low-end devices (256MB RAM). It's pretty hefty - most importantly, the ability to 'multitask' has been disabled. Aren't there more powerful unlimited Android phones out there? What's the point of all this?
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RE: what
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 9th Mar 2012 00:03 UTC in reply to "what"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

You're right, people won't know that its not the best version of windows phone 7. For better or worse. So if its terrible on these lower end phones, they won't upgrade.

I think Android handsets look visually different enough on visually different hardware, that people seem to blame the actual handset rather than the OS. With windows... They all kind of look the same to me.

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RE[2]: what
by tomcat on Fri 9th Mar 2012 03:16 in reply to "RE: what"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

You're right, people won't know that its not the best version of windows phone 7. For better or worse. So if its terrible on these lower end phones, they won't upgrade.


You're assuming that Nokia isn't going to differentiate the UI experience. Which is an incorrect assumption. Microsoft gave Nokia the ability to tailor the UI for both its high-end and low-end phones -- with Microsoft's cooperation.

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RE[3]: what
by dsmogor on Fri 9th Mar 2012 21:29 in reply to "RE[2]: what"
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2005-09-01

Elop himself stated WP7 is so good Nokia can't add value to its UI.

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