Microsoft announces Windows Phone 7 sync software for Macs due this year ? Engadget

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Even though we kind of saw this coming, it's still nice to hear. Microsoft has gone and done the (nearly) unthinkable, announcing this evening plans for a Mac compatible sync client for its soon-to-be-launched Windows Phone 7 devices. According to a statement from the company issued late in the day, beginning some time "later in 2010" Mac users will be able to live the dream along with their PC counterparts by downloading a beta OS X application which will allow you to sync "select content" from a Mac of their choosing to a Windows Phone. The company was short on details, but hopefully we can pry more info out the big M in the coming days. For now, we can all bask in the shocking open-mindedness of this news, and give the folks in Redmond a golf clap for finally acknowledging that yes, some Mac owners may actually want to get in on the Windows Phone party. As for Hell, there haven't been any reports of recent temperature changes, but we'll keep you posted as we get more information.

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    some Mac owners may actually want to get in on the Windows Phone party.



    I don't think anyone wants to get in on WP7. Microsoft are 4 years late, and a dollar short. No apps, no multitasking, etc etc.



    It's a race between iOS and Android, and possibly RIM. Palm and Microsoft, while they may have great products (I don't know), are simply too late to matter. The starting gun went off in 2007.
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    dfilerdfiler Posts: 3,420member
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    Originally Posted by 1337_5L4Xx0R View Post


    I don't think anyone wants to get in on WP7. Microsoft are 4 years late, and a dollar short. No apps, no multitasking, etc etc.



    It's a race between iOS and Android, and possibly RIM. Palm and Microsoft, while they may have great products (I don't know), are simply too late to matter. The starting gun went off in 2007.



    The same was said about android. Keep in mind that despite the already explossive growth, the market is just barely getting off the ground. It will soon be ten times the size it is now. That suggests that it isn't too late to get in the race.
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