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post #21 of 52
Microsoft did this? I'm impressed. Go M$!
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post #22 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeepEmbrace View Post
The cake (erm.. T-Shirt) is a lie. M$ dont get rich by giving stuff out free

There has to be something shady going on XD
Or they might actually see that this will make them far more money in the long run.
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post #23 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxFTW View Post
M$ Have turned into a happy company

Something good is around the corner

Wait what?
this is interesting to say the least, very positive imo.
post #24 of 52
Well it's good to see that a corporation can have a sense of humor about a battle they'd never win. That being said, there has got to be a way to incorporate a dollar sign with google and apple. Too bad they don't have the letter "s" within their name...
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post #25 of 52
IMO microsoft is trying to compete with google for the smartphone enthusiasts. Google already allows for the loading of third party software without any sort of jailbreaking needed. It also allows for people to root and then install their own ROMs, recoveries and kernels. Currently windows 7 phone doesnt appeal to the mainstream because they want high profile gadgets like the iphone and it doesnt appeal to geeks because you can't do much on it. If they allow for the loading of custom software then they'll draw the geeks to the system. The geeks will then recommend it to their families/friends.

Thats my view on it anyways, I'm not sure if it makes much sense.
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post #26 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyDave View Post
This is similar to what we did to the indians, gave them stuff...but little did they know we put diseases on it to kill them!!!!!

Microsoft "You do it our way, or not at all"
Yeah, because we knew about how illnesses were caused, spread, and we knew that us white murderers were immune to these diseases.

/facepalm.
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post #27 of 52
It's obvious why Microsoft is doing this. They need a grassroots campaign to make this phone sell. They have a good product. Just need to get the word out. They have the best of both worlds. They have the phone locked down like Apple so you get a very consistent experience yet it can be just as flexible as an Android phone.

I think they made the right move here.
    
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post #28 of 52
That's nice.
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post #29 of 52
I think more companies would be better off if they did what Microsoft was doing and not going nuts on anyone that jailbreaks/roots/unlocks their device. I mean, its not like these exploits hurt hardware sales at all, and if anything, boost said hardware sales because people realize what can be done!

Yes, I can understand a company wanting to keep their stuff locked down to only run what they approve. But when that's the case, the genius of some independent developer is not often seen and is never heard from again. If that independent developer was allowed to work on something for the device without being licensed, paying through the nose, and enter into some soul-bound contract with a big-bucks company, that genius would be able to get their name out there, get noticed, and be successful.
post #30 of 52
Right now MS has nothing to lose. Why would they care if their OS gets exploited...no one owns it.
 
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