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Remember when the first Xbox came out? That thing made them lose millions. It's wasn't profitable at all, it was a BIG hole on their pocket. Still, they didn't give up. Now look at how much MS is earning with the 360...

I'm sure Microsoft won't give up the smartphone market so soon, even if they're having no profit at all.
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Remember when the first Xbox came out? That thing made them lose millions. It's wasn't profitable at all, it was a BIG hole on their pocket. Still, they didn't give up. Now look at how much MS is earning with the 360...

I'm sure Microsoft won't give up the smartphone market so soon, even if they're having no profit at all.
IMo they just need better phones and more variety through all services, and a better app store.

HTC is making the HTC Eternity, which is a crazy big phone.
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And they want to model a whole desktop OS after this? lol.
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WP7 is no doubt not huge for the tecchy that love to customize their phones like they can do with Android; it's for the more casual users. It's basically the new-age Nokia phone that "just anyone" can pick up and use. Phone dialer? Right there. Contacts? Right next to it. Messages? Right below that. Camera? Scroll down a bit, right there. Easy to use without a doubt, somewhat lacking for enthusiasts.

True, I suppose I do have a bit of a "techy" mindset when looking at this. Silverlights architecture puts me off though, compared to android it just feels nasty.

For "just anyone" is WP7 really that much more friendly than an iPhone or Android to the average person?
post #15 of 112
I love my WP7. It's much faster than any Android phone I've seen and it's easy to use. I don't know anyone else who owns one though, most of my friends seem "scared" of WP7 for some reason. Probably because it doesn't have an Apple logo on it.
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I've done a fair bit of Silverlight programming (which is what WP7 runs on) and I'm horrified that they've actually built phone software with it. What's even more scary is the deal Microsoft made with Nokia.

As far as the UI goes, I hate it. Androids UI is years ahead of it.
Elaborate? I have worked with Silverlight and WP7 and the developer experience is far better than Android, though I am biased as I did just finish my summer working for Windows in Developer Experience.

UI wise, android is a cheap man's iPhone, that is all. It adds a few nice things such as showing you the information you want on your homescreen, but this is all there in WP7.

For reference, I am platform agnostic, I have an iPod Touch, a Samsung Captivate and a few Windows Phones.

Personally, I am not very worried about Windows Phone, though there are reasons :-)

It is funny that on campus in Redmond everyone has a Windows Phone and everyone loves it. There are a few iPhones and Androids floating around, but it is distinctly windows slanted and everyone actually loves their phones. And no, not everyone who works at Microsoft is a Microsoft "fanboi"-- I am a linux fanatic.
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I'm a big WP7 fan. From a phone standpoint, I think it is best of the main choices right now (WP7, iOS, Android, RIM). I like my iPhone and I like Android devices but to me, my wife's WP7 (LG Quantum) feels like the interface I would want on my phone and not a device that also has phone capabilities.

I'm often curious how well it could have been doing if 95% of the articles about it weren't "ZOMG, WP7 is no good, it can't do this or that" rather than praising the good things about it.
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http://www.brighthub.com/mobile/emer...es/122265.aspx

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Everyone these days has an Android or an iPhone. Microsoft was dumb trying to enter a saturated market while bringing nothing new to the table.
    
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Kind of off-topic but the latest release of the XNA Game Studio was basically rebranded "Windows Phone API" and it really made me bitter against the whole enterprise.
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