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Even that pales in comparison, don't you think?

Well, Microsoft is certainly known for taking things to extremes. Marketshare, proprietar…ian…ism…

But yes. I'd love to see someone call them out on that and ask for an explanation, but no one will.

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post #82 of 89
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That's just crazy. I don't understand by what contrived means they can arrive at those figures.

Looks like I left out that these were Amazon sales of phones with plans.

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Firstly, hi everyone. My first message.

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Watching MS's event from Wednesday they state that 7 of the top 9 phones with plans are Windows phones. Today there are zero of the top 9 phones that are Windows phones. So how did they do this? I doubt they lied so did they just buy a lot of Windows phones and then take screenshots after those sales were accounted for?

 

From what I can recall after watching some of their conference, they were referring to best rated and not sales. After looking, I found the following:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-rated/wireless/2407747011/ref=zg_tr_nav_cps_1_cps

 

Saying that though, I can only see 6 in the top 10, not 7.

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-rated/wireless/2407747011/ref=zg_tr_nav_cps_1_cps

Saying that though, I can only see 6 in the top 10, not 7.

lol.gif The iPhone isn't even in the top 100! lol.gif

Oh, that's a hoot! Why didn't Microsoft mention that at their event? lol.gif

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post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by tronied View Post

Firstly, hi everyone. My first message.

From what I can recall after watching some of their conference, they were referring to best rated and not sales. After looking, I found the following:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-rated/wireless/2407747011/ref=zg_tr_nav_cps_1_cps


Saying that though, I can only see 6 in the top 10, not 7.

That must be where they took the data. Thanks for the correction.

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14 mins into the presentation they say all wp7 apps will work on wp8, and that they can be updated (still in silverlight) to take advantage of the new screen resolutions. Remember just because it's called silverlight it isn't the same thing as what you get in a browser.

I recall them saying later on that they could be easily updated.

Silverlight is also going away as a programming tool. But as I said, bits of it will persist.
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Looks like I left out that these were Amazon sales of phones with plans.

We have to assume that these are service plans that Amazon can offer for the companies involved. Perhaps they can't offer service plans for iPhones.
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Originally Posted by jungmark View Post

uh oh. does that mean, you'll need a 32GB phone since the OS will probably take up 10GB?

 

don't forget the other 10GB you need for antivirus software etc

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Originally Posted by devGod View Post

#1 WP7 apps will work, unchanged and untouched by devs on all new WP8 devices.

And, again, that's better than their desktop OS has managed to do, which is why I don't believe it.
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#2 Existing devices are not abandoned - they are getting the WP7.8 update at about the same time WP8 devices launch.

7.8 = 8 for sufficiently large values of 7.8. However, this isn't math class.
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So, here's the reality - speaking as a wp7 developer - WP7 will continue to be supported for sometime by developers, just as previous versions of windows are still supported.  Why?
 

Because people refuse to update their Microsoft products and use DECADE-OLD OS' instead of modern software, forcing developers to support DECADE-OLD OS' instead of being able to trim their code for newer software.

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