Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 22:46 UTC
Windows

Early this year, I decided to take a risk.

As a geek, I like to reward those in the industry that try to be bold. That try to be different. That try to leave the beaten path. That look at the norm in the market, and decide to ignore it. Despite all its flaws, Microsoft did just that with its Metro user interface, incarnations of which are used on both Windows Phone and Windows 8.

I was a Windows Phone user since day one. I bought an HTC HD7 somewhere around release day, and imported it into The Netherlands, a year before the platform became available in The Netherlands. I wanted to reward Microsoft's mobile team for trying to be different, for being original, for not copying iOS and Android and instead coming up with something fresh and unique. Despite all the limitations and early adopter issues, I loved it.

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RE: Preventing sales
by AndyB on Thu 24th Oct 2013 10:37 UTC in reply to "Preventing sales"
AndyB
Member since:
2013-03-22

Accidentally I have been to the states recently

Sorry but I have to ask, how do you accidentally go to a country? Did you get on the wrong plane?

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RE[2]: Preventing sales
by zsekeres on Thu 24th Oct 2013 15:34 in reply to "RE: Preventing sales"
zsekeres Member since:
2011-02-11

;-) I always loved the scene where Indiana Jones climbs out of a manhole, looks around and remarks: "Ah, Venice!"

I just wanted to say that my visit and the announcement of new Surface models were totally unrelated.

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RE[2]: Preventing sales
by Ford Prefect on Thu 24th Oct 2013 22:43 in reply to "RE: Preventing sales"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

He wanted to say "I happened to be in ...".

A typical German mistake.

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RE[3]: Preventing sales
by AndyB on Fri 25th Oct 2013 08:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Preventing sales"
AndyB Member since:
2013-03-22

or possibly incidently not accidentely, amazing what can get lost in translation!

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