Originally Posted by PhilBoogie
Thanks for that link. Read the article and am interested how people will react when they find out:
no open platform: all apps need to be approved by M$
mandatory 5MP + flash camera
no SD slot support
Don't forget the Push Notification Server, something Android has and Palm said they were going to offer. It's a great solution for most needs, but it's just not a solution for a select few app types.
It's funny that all these reasons they are giving as to why this is the right way to go could have been pulled right from Apple's PR. I'm pretty much laughing at those trolls that called Apple's vision a lameduck because it didn't have all those things mentioned above, while commending MS for their effort so far.
In MS' defense, they won't have copy/paste out of the gate, but they have demonstrated a method for transporting text and content around. It's pretty much copy/paste without the clipboard. From the demo, it looks very user friendly. (I'm still waiting for Android and WebOS to get this right and complete throughout the OS
I do think it's a first for M$ to start something from scratch, rather than working on backward compatibility. But with only 14 applications so far, I don't think they can say 'there's an app for that' at launch.
Clippy, MS Bob come to mind.
With a good 6 months before launch and what looks to be a proper SDK, unless the crap Palm pushed for WebOS, I have a feeling that there will be several thousand apps come launch day. This is where MS' money and power can really assist them. They can
push larges wads money toward 3rd-party devs to make the platform worth checking out without bating an eyelash.
And from their forum member 'lifeblood':
" Each time you run the application, WP7S will check that application's signature against the marketplace, both to check that it's valid, and that hasn't been revoked. Yes, marketplace has an application kill-switch."
So if I'm out of range of a cell tower and I try to launch a app, it won't run because it can't call home? That's not very helpful, especially if it's a GPS app that I want to use to find my way back home.
Haven't read anything on the email client on this phone. Anyone found an article on that?
This M$ phone is not for me, but to each his own.
This will likely be like the way the Zune handles this issue or better so I don't see this as being a problem at all.
PS: I have to admit that I'm considerably more excited about Windows Phone 7 Series than I am about the iPad. I'll likely never trade in my iPhone for a Win7 Phone but I think this will be very good for us iPhone users as this is solid effort by MS and one that directly competes with the iPhone.