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This is great... i really love the direction MSFT is going with their mobile OS.

You get the openness of Android and the consistency of iOS. Both of their strengths and none of their weakness save for install base, but that be spun as both positive and negative.
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This is great... i really love the direction MSFT is going with their mobile OS.

You get the openness of Android and the consistency of iOS. Both of their strengths and none of their weakness save for install base, but that be spun as both positive and negative.
Exactly. I'm so ready for it. I'm glad I didn't have anything to do today since I'm having to wait in this damned queue.
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Looks like they've disabling purchasing for now due to high traffic. I'm at 268, btw.
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"You get the openness of android"? Where did you get that from? How do you change the home page to a grid or other custom layout? How do you get a dvorak keyboard? There's no openness in WP7. Granted, compared to iOS it actually is customisable and years ahead in terms of integrated functions between programs (gaming, social).

Regarding OP: Is installing a custom ROM illegal? I thought I read an article that M$ was allowing and even encouraging custom ROMs, back when the first ones popped up... Or is just the ChevronWP7 cert/app not allowed to be in custom ROMs?
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Regarding OP: Is installing a custom ROM illegal? I thought I read an article that M$ was allowing and even encouraging custom ROMs, back when the first ones popped up... Or is just the ChevronWP7 cert/app not allowed to be in custom ROMs?
I don't believe so. What leaves me to believe this is that XDA actually prohibits the posting of illegal material, i.e. cracked apps and such. If it conforms to their ToS, it must be legit. But they do void your warranty.
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I don't believe so. What leaves me to believe this is that XDA actually prohibits the posting of illegal material, i.e. cracked apps and such. If it conforms to their ToS, it must be legit. But they do void your warranty.
I know, I'm on xda, and I also know this wouldn't be the first time... HTC TouchFlo / Sense, Swype, MotoBlur etc were cooked into roms, just to name a few.
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I know, I'm on xda, and I also know this wouldn't be the first time... HTC TouchFlo / Sense, Swype, MotoBlur etc were cooked into roms, just to name a few.
Yeah, I used the DFT Freedom ROM for a little bit. It was kinda buggy, but the in-browser app loading was sweet.

You know, WM5 & 6 are ancient now, but they had to be the most wide open and customizable mobile OS's I've ever known. Microsoft really changed that when they released WP7; my only complaint about the OS.
post #18 of 19
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Ok, it's been long enough. I looked over on XDA and one of their reps said to send an email with your token if you're still in the queue. Hope this works.
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How do you get a dvorak keyboard?
Dvorak on a touchscreen device?

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