Originally Posted by iStink
Oh how the hatred flies around here. Lets all say the same thing and agree, that makes it right!
First of all, I doubt there's any truth to this. Microsoft has stated for months now they won't make the phone, they'll make the software. Companies like samsung and HTC make the hardware.
Secondly, even if Microsoft DID attempt at a good phone, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THAT PEOPLE? Apple ignited competition! That's awesome. Instead of bashing anyone who comes along and tries to step up to said competition, you should embrace it and hope it drives Apple to deliver an even better product.
Seriously, the level of contempt you people have for Microsoft amazes me. I know they fuck up, but reasoning around here is starting to go beyond facts and more like mere opinion driven by other hateful comments.
Don't hate on competition, embrace it. Root for Microsoft, hope they deliver, because in the long run you'll profit from it.
First reasonable post in this tread so far.
It is incredible how - according to AppleInsider - everything MS does is only because of Apple. Blackberry is still holding huge majority of businesses, and one of major points about Windows Mobile is integration with Exchange, but hey - why would MS want to compete with them, eh? There is only Apple and iPhone. And Nokia, while still being No.1 mobile phone maker in the world, is also irrelevant... because, hey, all MS tries to do nowadays is to copycat Apple and iPhone. And Google's Android, though Google is company with many highly successful projects, is completely out of MS sights because - all they see, do, dream, wish - is to try to reach unreachable Apple.
Talking about some overinflated egos around here... jeeesh.
And what is so important about that (still) imaginary phone being Microsoft phone? It will be built by HTC, Samsung... and will likely look like one of their existing touch screen models with some visual and functional touches and MS name on it. With so many touch screen phones on the market today - some of them already based on Windows Mobile - this one will be just another device on the market. Even MS themselves are not talking about it yet; I don't think they are finding it all that important, beside market presence and marketing reasons. When it comes to MS, it is much more about licensing than actually selling complete, final product - completely different business model from Apple who's trying to provide complete solutions. Whatever that phone turns out to be, you can bet there will be many others with same software and features, made by other phone makers traditionally allied with MS.
Why are you paying so much sick and obsessive attention to everything MS does, or is gossiped to be doing..? Hate, fear..? I'm really not getting it.