Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jul 2013 15:16 UTC
Windows "Named General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2), the latest update enables Data Sense, a way to track how data is being used, alongside FM radio, and the ability to set other applications as the default camera. [...] GDR2 also includes support for Gmail's CalrdDAV and CalDAV implementation, allowing Windows Phone users to continue syncing calendar and contacts after Google announced its intention to pull its Exchange ActiveSync service earlier this year." There's something wrong with your operating system's update/improvement rate when such a minute, insignificant release is news.
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ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

Oh.. you're one of those guys.


Yes I have a basic understanding of sales. So does the little girl that sells lemonade near my old house.

Well you didn't say "Official" client anyways. And any consumer worth their salt should know that sales guys (say at AT&T) know nothing and are pretty powerless to help you.


That reminds me of when Linux fans would tell us that any consumer worth their salt will research their hardware purchases first to make sure drivers are available.

And then there is reality.

Reality is that perception matters and consumers don't want to fuss with electronics. Sales staff have the job of selling phones and not taking the time to explain how the off-brand client provides 90% of the functionality and blah blah blah. That's all consumers hear, blah blah blah get an iPhone. If your job is to *sell phones* then why waste your time? They don't work for Microsoft.

So don't rag on Windows Phone in relation to this level of incompetence. All these "under 50" women you speak of that use Instagram on their iPad are using an ugly, stretched version of an iPhone app.


It's not incompetence on the part of Instagram, it's apathy. They own the toy and can do whatever the f they want.

Microsoft however could have bribed them early on for a port. That would have been a better use of capital than paying Jessica Alba to feign interest in WP or paying for a new API that developers did not want. At the end of the day Microsoft is responsible for screwing up this platform by ignoring customer and developer feedback.

Edited 2013-07-19 17:46 UTC

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dukes Member since:
2005-07-06

I see. So in light of the facts I presented about what you said wasn't there you went on an ideology trip. *Yawn*

Doesn't change the fact that I have the things you say aren't there for Windows Phone 8 sans FM radio. But IF I need FM radio I just pop my sim back into my 808 that I use regularly.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

The issues is that if you're a corporation trying to sell your product in a crowded marketplace by not giving customers what they actually want, you're going to have a bad time...

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

That's ze_jerkface for you.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Sales staff have the job of selling phones and not taking the time to explain how the off-brand client provides 90% of the functionality and blah blah blah. That's all consumers hear, blah blah blah get an iPhone. If your job is to *sell phones* then why waste your time? They don't work for Microsoft.


The reality is that sales staff are invariably directed by management to sell certain models. They are not at all interested in what the customer wants.

Retailers and phone companies absolutely hate Apple who are considered to be little more than extortionists. They will never willingly promote Apple.

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