• Simon

    They seem to be trying to be all secretive like apple these days. I’m a recent WP7.5 covert (Titan) but am worried by how incapable MS seem to be when it comes to letting people know how good thus OS is and helping current users to get the best out of it.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s face it, they’ve failed. Would windows mobile have been so popular without HTC making cutting edge phones, and a huge community developing it? No.
    Windows mobile is no longer cutting edge and neither are HTC phones.
    Ask most people willing to pay hundreds for a phone their opinion of Nokia, and its not good.
    So they’ve got a ‘crap’ phone manufacturer on board with no ground breaking software or major community behind it.
    I think their future lies in budget to mid range mobile and that is all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TD2LEZYY7OSZLLXKIIXBPDKNNA Vito Meingold

    You is wrong to say “…Microsoft are letting carriers….”

  • English is easy

    You are wrong to say “You is wrong to say”

  • Aran

    I like Windows Phone 7.whatever. I have it on a Samsung Omnia 7 and it’s overall a really nice phone experience. Yes I have some niggles (would love to have a choice of keyboards, would love some form of flash support as its browser us one of its weakest points in my opinion) but overall it’s a cool phone.

    I have to agree that Microsofts handling of this situation is a concern. An odd direction took intentionally take, let’s hope they realise that to engender an envious ‘that’s gonna be my next phone’feeling in people you need people actually owning the phones extolling there benefits. I do really enjoy my Omnia 7, going to boot it up now and check for updates… (I’m on T-Mobile and will report back here later today)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EN3ES2X36VEOKFGL3ECBBIRXDI Gabriel

    Funny reading this, cos only yesterday I thought I might make jump to Windows Phone. Have HTC Desire for nearly 2 years, but was tempted by new user interface of Windows Phone, as well as tight integration of Microsoft Office (still wondering what that’s like though). I was also attracted by the network carrier-independent upgrade cycle (i.e. can get HTC phone but be reassured software update was coming all the same, unlike on Android). This story puts me off quite a bit.

    For now, I’m sticking with HTC Desire and keeping money in pocket…

  • Ray Rahman

    I for one would be very disapointed if they were ti let the networks choose when to update….. after waiting for months for T-Mobile to update the Omnia 7 to Windows 7.5 !!

    I ended up flashing a new rom to get the update, I would like to think that if this did happen then the carrier free roms would be more popular and we may see a vast amount of people “flashing”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EN3ES2X36VEOKFGL3ECBBIRXDI Gabriel

    You may be right, but only a small minority are happy to flash their own ROMs. The vast majority of the public will just go and buy an Android or iPhone.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EN3ES2X36VEOKFGL3ECBBIRXDI Gabriel

    (then again, the vast majority of people probably aren’t too fussed about being on latest version of OS as long as phone just works for them.

  • Anonymous

    This just highlights the lack power of MS have when it comes to the networks as compared to Apple. WIth the iPhone the networks are the ones that have to jump through hopps to get it and accept Apple’s terms. With Windows Phone, no matter how good it is, MS are beholden to the whims of the carriers. 

    They do seem like they’re trying to do the right thing but for some reason they just don’t have the backbone/leverage to implement on their vision. Why can’t they just throw money at the problem (the carriers) as is their normal wont. 

    It’s quite surprising after the Mango update went so smoothly for all devices.