Originally Posted by nikon133
First constructive post in this tread.
Strange how almost every post about non-Apple product starts with same-as-the-last-one parade of trolling, before people who actually have something to say chime in. I'm not saying everyone before your post trolled, but many did. Sad, really.
I feel very positive about Nokia 800. Have tried and liked WP7, and Zune Desktop is also much more to my liking than iTunes. In addition, devices looks nice - well built and different from other phones. Integration with 25GB of free SkyDrive is also nice, and I think it is only the beginning; after all, MS is software company, so doing cool things in software should be their thing... otherwise, otherwise, if they cannot bring the fight to other platforms on the software level, they are doomed - and for real. But from what I have seen this far, I am expecting to see integration between Windows phones, tablets, desktops and
server products to catch up and possibly overtake Apple's platform in the next 2 years, more or less.
Nobody is saying you can't buy one, or that it will appeal to no one at all. The article merely points out that, apart from those ideologically supportive of Microsoft, Nokia's new WP7 phones don't offer anything the general population will be impressed with. They're not uniquely featured, not cheaper, not nicer, not faster, not anything innovative.
Being tied to WP7 means you get a less ideal ecosystem for music, videos, apps, periodicals, books, and miss out on other features of the very popular iTunes. You can plead that you like the Zune software better, and that's fine, but your opinion is not mainstream. The world hasn't shown any preference for Zune/WP7, in fact, it has been carefully ignored.
And as much as Thurrott-style pundits would like to think, it's not due to Apple "brainwash marketing," because MS is getting a lot of press and has its own ads.
It's also not due to a Windows-like monopoly on the market by Apple, because Apple does nothing to restrict what products can be sold (apart from infringing Android stuff). Apple has done nothing to sign carriers or retailers to exclusive contracts that have locked MS and its WP7 partners out of the market.
MS has failed all on its own. You're free to join, and perhaps you'll eventually benefit from the closeout deals, but to suggest that its morally wrong to print the truth rather than fawning over MS just because the company was relevant in the 90s is evidence that the "bias" and lack of objectivity lies with you, not with AI.