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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chithanh
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2006-06-18

CNet wrote an an article about the Surface 2 sales start on midnight of 21 October. The whole event was pretty embarrassing for Microsoft.

Microsoft's tablet debut is loud and colorful and full of enthusiasm. The only thing it's missing is people that want to buy its new device.

Multiple groups of attendees said they simply received invites from a friend who worked in the store and had no intention of buying the tablet at all, let alone pick one up that night.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57608576-75/microsofts-surface-2-...

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bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

Haha. I never understood midnight launches (games, hardware, etc.). You stay up late to get something that you could have just bought the next morning at a sensible time.

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