Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2013 18:25 UTC
Windows A few days ago, Microsoft released the long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update for all those users who will be stuck on Windows Phone 7 forever because there's no upgrade path to Windows Phone 8 other than buying a new phone. Now that it's here, what, exactly, does WP7.8 to the table?
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RE[2]: No confidence
by dsmogor on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 21:20 UTC in reply to "RE: No confidence"
dsmogor
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I believe the biggest mistake MS has done is calling WP a smartphone OS. I has a unique paradigm that is something inbeetween, that should better be called power feature phone or experience phone. They should show they have something new, not an also ran competitor to IOS and Android.
Smartphone is a device that user can adopt to ones needs (including fixing inherent deficiencies) without many limits. While Windows Mobile was best example of that approach WP couldn't be more removed from it.
There are many people that would take thoughtfull, cohesive and secure experience over adaptability. That's the demographic WP is aimed at. MS shouldn't try to compete for Android users but aim at people searching to replace their dump phones with something that does mobile web. Cheap and sturdy WP devices should get most attention.

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