More Windows Mobile 7 rumors...grab some salt!


OK, I received this Windows Mobile 7 stuff in my mailbox a few hours ago and didn’t post it, but it looks like other sites also got the same mail too (?) so here you go:

· WP7 will be announced at MWC, and there will be a demo, but this will be just the UX
· MIX will have specific developement focus sessions on WP7
· WP7 supports both Sliverlight (out of browser) and XNA
· Silverlight is version 3.0, with elements of 4.0 plus mobile specific features such as sensors etc
· XNA apps can be developed using XNA GameStudio 3.1
· SL apps developed using Expression Blend 3.x and VS2010
· MS will release a mobile version of VS / Expression which will be free, and VS2010 / Expression Pro will have a free add-on
· WP7 will have an equivalent of .NET CF embedded into SL, but no SQL.
· WP7 will have isolated storage which is accessible using LINQ
· The UX of WP7 is based upon a theme called “METRO” and is similar to Zune HD, but with a completely new “Start” screen.
· No multi-tasking (applications will pause when in the background, however they will support notifications using the MS Push Notifications environment)
· No .NET CF backwards compatibility, however a proportion of the data and business logic in .NET CF could be ported
· MS were confident to have devices ready for Sep 2010
· No MS manufactured device, however much tighter control of manufacturing process, so as an example each device has a 3D processing chipset, and MS provide all of the device drivers. So no platform builder. This enables OTA updates and simplified model for ODM’s
· Marketplace will support buy and try before you buy, as well as an API
· ODM / OEM will not be able to modify the “Start” screen, so no more HTC Sense / TouchFlo etc.
· MS are actually ahead of schedule which will surprise the analysts / journalists
· Browsing experience is currently faster / better than iPhone 3G, and they are aiming towards 3GS.
· Browser is based upon desktop IE7 codebase, but with some IE8 functionality
· No in browser Flash or SL
· WP7 has full integration with XBOX Live, and ability to purchase games
· WP7 will use the Zune software for music, videos, photos sync
· WP7 only supports app installation through service based delivery i.e. marketplace, so no side-loading
· MS will provide a hosted push notifications environment

I’ll let you decide if all this info is true or not (frankly the majority can possibly be true, the only strange part being the “no real multi-tasking” support and no apps side-loading..).
Anyway, we will know the truth on February 15th… ;-)

UPDATE: Turns out that EVERYTHING was true…more details here.

Source: Thanks anonymous tipster

  • nihilist

    Being someone familiar with the matter..
    I can attest that each n every point noted here is totally 100% true.
    If you dont believe me, wait till next monday :)

  • nihilist

    Being someone familiar with the matter..
    I can attest that each n every point noted here is totally 100% true.
    If you dont believe me, wait till next monday :)

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    I’ll be on site at MWC to check this all out ;-)

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    I’ll be on site at MWC to check this all out ;-)

  • http://www.indonewyork.com/ IndoNewYork

    hope TMo HTC HTD2 can be updated to WP7

  • http://www.indonewyork.com IndoNewYork

    hope TMo HTC HTD2 can be updated to WP7

  • Johan

    They are not bringing ANYTHING new to the table.

    The lack of multi-tasking is truly pathetic. And yes it’s needed for certain apps that may work on locationing .. for example a GPS app running in the background that can inform you when say a friend is near you or you pass by something that may be of interest. Or an instant messenger app. The push notifications thing really places a dependency on Microsoft .. and let’s face it their servers are never reliable and lose data (MSN messenger is notorious for that). It’s also clear fromt he above that WM 7 devices won’t have a front facing camera and that the instant messenger app won’t support video conferencing.

    Why would anyone get this over the iPhone? Why does Microsoft deserve any money when all they did was copy others .. it’s one thing to build on the work of others and add something new. What Microsoft did is not add ANYTHING new. Zero innovation, pathetic leeches.

  • Johan

    They are not bringing ANYTHING new to the table.

    The lack of multi-tasking is truly pathetic. And yes it’s needed for certain apps that may work on locationing .. for example a GPS app running in the background that can inform you when say a friend is near you or you pass by something that may be of interest. Or an instant messenger app. The push notifications thing really places a dependency on Microsoft .. and let’s face it their servers are never reliable and lose data (MSN messenger is notorious for that). It’s also clear fromt he above that WM 7 devices won’t have a front facing camera and that the instant messenger app won’t support video conferencing.

    Why would anyone get this over the iPhone? Why does Microsoft deserve any money when all they did was copy others .. it’s one thing to build on the work of others and add something new. What Microsoft did is not add ANYTHING new. Zero innovation, pathetic leeches.

  • Brian

    Why next Monday? Next Monday is just Feb. 8th. I think you mean wait until a wekk from Monday which is Feb. 15th and the first day of MWC ’10.

  • Brian

    Why next Monday? Next Monday is just Feb. 8th. I think you mean wait until a wekk from Monday which is Feb. 15th and the first day of MWC ’10.

  • Brian

    you sound like a fanboy for another phone. But not having multitask isn’t all the bad. If they truly have a way to pause the application, then multitasking isn’t always needed. But I do want to have the ability for some apps to run in the background. Such as running Google Latitude, I like having it run in the backgroun on my iPhone via Longitude. Works great. And they are adding a lot of new things, they have all these years thus far and thus far have had the more robust mobile OS out there. Just the UI always sucked.

  • Brian

    you sound like a fanboy for another phone. But not having multitask isn’t all the bad. If they truly have a way to pause the application, then multitasking isn’t always needed. But I do want to have the ability for some apps to run in the background. Such as running Google Latitude, I like having it run in the backgroun on my iPhone via Longitude. Works great. And they are adding a lot of new things, they have all these years thus far and thus far have had the more robust mobile OS out there. Just the UI always sucked.

  • Adam

    That’s a lot of passion about a bunch or rumors…. How about you wait for the official announcement before making your final judgement?

  • Adam

    That’s a lot of passion about a bunch or rumors…. How about you wait for the official announcement before making your final judgement?

  • gk

    @Johan,
    Steve Jobs, as an investor we want you to spend time on Apple’s products not login in some fake name to bash MS all the time.

  • gk

    @Johan,
    Steve Jobs, as an investor we want you to spend time on Apple’s products not login in some fake name to bash MS all the time.

  • ecoshift

    Looks like the recent WM6.5 will be my last WM update.

    My next phone will run android.

  • ecoshift

    Looks like the recent WM6.5 will be my last WM update.

    My next phone will run android.

  • Jim

    This all sounds more like the rumoured Zune phone which would probably be cheaper than most WM7 phones. surely MS would be taking a huge step back by removing multitasking… we’ll only find out for sure at MWC

    @ecoshift: its not official yet but i will also go to android if all this comes out to be true.

  • Jim

    This all sounds more like the rumoured Zune phone which would probably be cheaper than most WM7 phones. surely MS would be taking a huge step back by removing multitasking… we’ll only find out for sure at MWC

    @ecoshift: its not official yet but i will also go to android if all this comes out to be true.

  • James

    They took everything that made me buy a Windows Mobile phone over the competition and threw it out the window. My next phone is undoubtedly going to be one by Google; even though I’ll probably just stick with WM6.5 until I’m dead.

  • James

    They took everything that made me buy a Windows Mobile phone over the competition and threw it out the window. My next phone is undoubtedly going to be one by Google; even though I’ll probably just stick with WM6.5 until I’m dead.

  • Metallic

    IF (and IF) these points are true, this is quite a disappointment.

    The negative here is they seem to have locked out any sort of customization from the phone, they might have even removed micro sd slots, this such a surprise.

    They are doing all these things to match the revenue apple is making out of the iPhone and its OS.

    No multitasking = better performance so every application will be reliably run at the same speed, no matter which phone.

    No EXTERNAL app installation = MS wants a cut out of the application business by only allowing Marketplace.

    No Backwards compatibility is a downer, it might have been greatly limited.

    Looks like the Touch Pro 2 might be my last WM phone, my next will probably run android as well.

  • Metallic

    IF (and IF) these points are true, this is quite a disappointment.

    The negative here is they seem to have locked out any sort of customization from the phone, they might have even removed micro sd slots, this such a surprise.

    They are doing all these things to match the revenue apple is making out of the iPhone and its OS.

    No multitasking = better performance so every application will be reliably run at the same speed, no matter which phone.

    No EXTERNAL app installation = MS wants a cut out of the application business by only allowing Marketplace.

    No Backwards compatibility is a downer, it might have been greatly limited.

    Looks like the Touch Pro 2 might be my last WM phone, my next will probably run android as well.

  • Seattle

    You sound pathetic. while the iPhone is a great device for entertainment, Windows phones and other smartphones are far superior for the serious business person than the iPhone. The iPhone is not and never has been as business productivity tool – just like its big brother the iPad.

  • Seattle

    You sound pathetic. while the iPhone is a great device for entertainment, Windows phones and other smartphones are far superior for the serious business person than the iPhone. The iPhone is not and never has been as business productivity tool – just like its big brother the iPad.

  • Rookje

    NO MULTITASKING = This is a mainstream+, because mom and dad don’t know they left apps open on their phone which causes it to lag, and for them to dislike the phone. It’s also a + for MS/Apple because they can save $$$ on hardware. Sucks for geeks though (IM apps are useless because of no multitasking).

    NO FLASH = Flash sucks, period. Not even the Pre has it. Takes up too much CPU, poorly coded by Adobe.

  • Rookje

    NO MULTITASKING = This is a mainstream+, because mom and dad don’t know they left apps open on their phone which causes it to lag, and for them to dislike the phone. It’s also a + for MS/Apple because they can save $$$ on hardware. Sucks for geeks though (IM apps are useless because of no multitasking).

    NO FLASH = Flash sucks, period. Not even the Pre has it. Takes up too much CPU, poorly coded by Adobe.

  • hvakrg

    Well the way I see it this could be

    A) A new Sidekick (Pink)

    B) The WP7 Entertainment edition

    I can’t believe that they would remove the multitasking for the business version, this also matches up better compared to previous rumors where it has been said that the business edition will support custom UI from HW-makers, and it has also been said that the Entertainment OS will be released earlier then the Business OS, and that matches up nicely with the september release of this OS.

  • hvakrg

    Well the way I see it this could be

    A) A new Sidekick (Pink)

    B) The WP7 Entertainment edition

    I can’t believe that they would remove the multitasking for the business version, this also matches up better compared to previous rumors where it has been said that the business edition will support custom UI from HW-makers, and it has also been said that the Entertainment OS will be released earlier then the Business OS, and that matches up nicely with the september release of this OS.

  • http://staggclan.com/ kevin

    OK – first off, yeah – I love microsoft products as I have Windows Vista Ultimate (never had a problem with it), and Windows 7 Ultimate installed at home and also have the Zune HD (the sound quality and screen are fantastic). Admittedly, I’m really looking forward to hearing more on the Zune phone seeing as how much I love my Zune HD, but I’m kind of torn as I really like my Blackberry Curve 8520.

    Yeah, it’s an entry level Blackberry but it gets the job done and it multi-tasks, and it has a great keyboard (no fat-fingering a touch-screen anymore) and has dedicated external media keys at the top of the phone. Really clever how they did that on this phone. I love it.

    Now I read the rumors about the Zune phone and I’m thinking – wow:
    No multi-tasking? Ok, that’s odd considering how much flack Apple got for the iPad, but then again, this is a phone, not a tweener between a smartphone and laptop.
    No flash for a windows phone? Not a deal-breaker for me since I haven’t had flash on a phone in a while although Adobe is working on a flash player for Blackberry currently and am looking forward to that (especially if they can port FREE ADOBE AIR apps to blackberry phones).
    Nothing until September of this year? We have to wait that long?
    WP7 will use Zune software to download games, apps, etc.. to the phone – This confirms pretty much that I’ll be able to add more apps to my Zune if I don’t get the actual phone, eh?
    What network will they be using in the states? Will ATT carry it? Verizon?

    I think I’m leaning on keeping the Blackberry and Zune HD and skipping on this phone unless the above rumors are way off-base. Otherwise it looks like I’ll just be saving my money for the MS/HP Slate instead. :]

  • http://staggclan.com kevin

    OK – first off, yeah – I love microsoft products as I have Windows Vista Ultimate (never had a problem with it), and Windows 7 Ultimate installed at home and also have the Zune HD (the sound quality and screen are fantastic). Admittedly, I’m really looking forward to hearing more on the Zune phone seeing as how much I love my Zune HD, but I’m kind of torn as I really like my Blackberry Curve 8520.

    Yeah, it’s an entry level Blackberry but it gets the job done and it multi-tasks, and it has a great keyboard (no fat-fingering a touch-screen anymore) and has dedicated external media keys at the top of the phone. Really clever how they did that on this phone. I love it.

    Now I read the rumors about the Zune phone and I’m thinking – wow:
    No multi-tasking? Ok, that’s odd considering how much flack Apple got for the iPad, but then again, this is a phone, not a tweener between a smartphone and laptop.
    No flash for a windows phone? Not a deal-breaker for me since I haven’t had flash on a phone in a while although Adobe is working on a flash player for Blackberry currently and am looking forward to that (especially if they can port FREE ADOBE AIR apps to blackberry phones).
    Nothing until September of this year? We have to wait that long?
    WP7 will use Zune software to download games, apps, etc.. to the phone – This confirms pretty much that I’ll be able to add more apps to my Zune if I don’t get the actual phone, eh?
    What network will they be using in the states? Will ATT carry it? Verizon?

    I think I’m leaning on keeping the Blackberry and Zune HD and skipping on this phone unless the above rumors are way off-base. Otherwise it looks like I’ll just be saving my money for the MS/HP Slate instead. :]

  • zero credibility

    that would be *this* monday not *next*

  • zero credibility

    that would be *this* monday not *next*

  • chris

    I’ll be heading for maemo 6 if this is true, I’m very impressed with what nokia has done with maemo 5 and I think if these roumors become true then there will be nothing left to stop me switching.

  • chris

    I’ll be heading for maemo 6 if this is true, I’m very impressed with what nokia has done with maemo 5 and I think if these roumors become true then there will be nothing left to stop me switching.

  • NiqueX

    If this is true, then hello android!
    I’ve been using WM for so long and waiting for them to actually do something decent with the OS — all of the points listed above are crappy for me, none of them are good, they are all “cons” — I will not jump the gun thoughm, chances are these are all fake.

  • NiqueX

    If this is true, then hello android!
    I’ve been using WM for so long and waiting for them to actually do something decent with the OS — all of the points listed above are crappy for me, none of them are good, they are all “cons” — I will not jump the gun thoughm, chances are these are all fake.

  • Crazy G

    U sounded just like my girl friend, she loves Iphone, she says she want something that just work, no-brainer to use, and hassle free.

    One day I show her how I can do real ‘work’ on my old X7500, she bought herself a TouchPro2.

    I have 6 apps opened up simultaneously on my X7500, a Word file, an Excel file, calculator, Email,Word to PDF converter, and Resco PhotoViewerPro. I download attachements from Gmail,edit them on PhotoViewer, copy and paste them into WORD, after which I use a PDF converter to make it into PDF. I then copy prices from the email body, calculate the figures, and paste the final prices in an Excel file,renamed it, and attached the Excel file and the PDF in an email and send it to my client. And I ask her to try do that on her Iphone.

    In my opinion,Winmo is already ahead of Iphone in-terms of technology and what it can do, but Apple is ahead in-terms of UI.iphone is for 90% of the average user and Winmo is for the 10%Business and professional user.will a high school kid be impressed by how i compose the email for my client?

  • Crazy G

    U sounded just like my girl friend, she loves Iphone, she says she want something that just work, no-brainer to use, and hassle free.

    One day I show her how I can do real ‘work’ on my old X7500, she bought herself a TouchPro2.

    I have 6 apps opened up simultaneously on my X7500, a Word file, an Excel file, calculator, Email,Word to PDF converter, and Resco PhotoViewerPro. I download attachements from Gmail,edit them on PhotoViewer, copy and paste them into WORD, after which I use a PDF converter to make it into PDF. I then copy prices from the email body, calculate the figures, and paste the final prices in an Excel file,renamed it, and attached the Excel file and the PDF in an email and send it to my client. And I ask her to try do that on her Iphone.

    In my opinion,Winmo is already ahead of Iphone in-terms of technology and what it can do, but Apple is ahead in-terms of UI.iphone is for 90% of the average user and Winmo is for the 10%Business and professional user.will a high school kid be impressed by how i compose the email for my client?

  • Joe

    Again … no one knows if this is accurate … but if it is:

    I don’t understand MS. Support of windows mobile has be dying, so why alienate the people that have stuck around for so long. Unless MS is really trying to kill it?

    I’ve used one of these devices ever since the HPC and then the PPC (“is that a PC in your pocket?”). There was an excellent niche here for a device that offered instant start (compared to a laptop), a stylus for precision, and great customization. Slowly, all the features that made windows mobile great are disappearing so that everything looks and functions like an iphone. If I wanted an iphone, I would have bought an iphone! This is the dumbing down of technology. Instead of providing guidance on how to use all the funtionality, let’s just take it away because people can’t figure out how to use it. So sad.

  • Joe

    Again … no one knows if this is accurate … but if it is:

    I don’t understand MS. Support of windows mobile has be dying, so why alienate the people that have stuck around for so long. Unless MS is really trying to kill it?

    I’ve used one of these devices ever since the HPC and then the PPC (“is that a PC in your pocket?”). There was an excellent niche here for a device that offered instant start (compared to a laptop), a stylus for precision, and great customization. Slowly, all the features that made windows mobile great are disappearing so that everything looks and functions like an iphone. If I wanted an iphone, I would have bought an iphone! This is the dumbing down of technology. Instead of providing guidance on how to use all the funtionality, let’s just take it away because people can’t figure out how to use it. So sad.

  • Johan

    @Crazy G

    You don’t get it .. those functions that you described are application features .. the iPhone can have them. I would the latest Android phone to the iPhone. And yes WM 6.5 which supports multi tasking and side loading of apps has advantages over the iPhone.

    Unfortunately Windows Mobile 7 is a step _backwards_ .. don’t you see that?

    They could have easily enabled a system that allows apps to have up to a certain number of highly restricted background processes that consume no more than an imperceptible 1% of the CPU. Android implements something not far from that. Even if they made it so that no more than 2 apps can be in the background at any given time, that would be tremendously useful.

    Without applications being able to run a background process in a restricted and minimal sense .. certain applications become impossible. For example, an app that monitors the users location periodically and then notifies them when they are near something or someone of interest ..that could be useful to parents too. Or an app that can monitor the path a taxi is taking in the background while the user is playing a game .. an authorized person their going to see could check a website and see where they are. Or an IM app that needs to maintain a connection with the backend server and not depend of MS push notifications.

    Microsoft is doing a major disservice to the industry by offering nothing new but its typical monopolistic attitude that works on marketing and copying rather than innovation.

  • Johan

    @Crazy G

    You don’t get it .. those functions that you described are application features .. the iPhone can have them. I would the latest Android phone to the iPhone. And yes WM 6.5 which supports multi tasking and side loading of apps has advantages over the iPhone.

    Unfortunately Windows Mobile 7 is a step _backwards_ .. don’t you see that?

    They could have easily enabled a system that allows apps to have up to a certain number of highly restricted background processes that consume no more than an imperceptible 1% of the CPU. Android implements something not far from that. Even if they made it so that no more than 2 apps can be in the background at any given time, that would be tremendously useful.

    Without applications being able to run a background process in a restricted and minimal sense .. certain applications become impossible. For example, an app that monitors the users location periodically and then notifies them when they are near something or someone of interest ..that could be useful to parents too. Or an app that can monitor the path a taxi is taking in the background while the user is playing a game .. an authorized person their going to see could check a website and see where they are. Or an IM app that needs to maintain a connection with the backend server and not depend of MS push notifications.

    Microsoft is doing a major disservice to the industry by offering nothing new but its typical monopolistic attitude that works on marketing and copying rather than innovation.

  • Renee M

    No Side-Loading:

    Microsoft obviously wants to have total control of the apps, by denying people a second pathway to obtain apps. Even if Microsoft does not introduce a draconian app approval process at first, it reserves the right to vet the apps later down the track.

  • Renee M

    No Side-Loading:

    Microsoft obviously wants to have total control of the apps, by denying people a second pathway to obtain apps. Even if Microsoft does not introduce a draconian app approval process at first, it reserves the right to vet the apps later down the track.

  • coteof

    I have been a Windows Mobile user and amateur developer since PPC 2000. I went kicking and screaming to the smartphone (I prefer BT linked separate devices)and now, if what is reported here is true, I will end a long relationship at v6.5. MS will have locked up the versatility that made the WM environment of interest to me and anathema to the casual user.

  • coteof

    I have been a Windows Mobile user and amateur developer since PPC 2000. I went kicking and screaming to the smartphone (I prefer BT linked separate devices)and now, if what is reported here is true, I will end a long relationship at v6.5. MS will have locked up the versatility that made the WM environment of interest to me and anathema to the casual user.

  • Crazy G

    That’s true, BUT when I didn’t mention something doesn’t mean I don’t get it.. With the Iphone, I can’t copy a figure from Email, paste in a calculator, and then copy from the calculator and paste it in Excel, then go back immediately to the ‘minimized’ Email window and repeat the process on the fly, without having to launch, close and relaunch each app I every-time I want to use it.

    Microsoft is going backward to appeal to the 90% of market demand by having a system that wont hang due to too many apps running simultaneously. Hence, only 1 app at a time like Apple.

    How about just let the user decide how many apps we want to run? Just let us decide that in the setting and warn us the danger of running too many apps. Or else I don’t see any point buying another WinMo device. I would get a cheap Nokia and a Netbook to do my work.

  • Crazy G

    That’s true, BUT when I didn’t mention something doesn’t mean I don’t get it.. With the Iphone, I can’t copy a figure from Email, paste in a calculator, and then copy from the calculator and paste it in Excel, then go back immediately to the ‘minimized’ Email window and repeat the process on the fly, without having to launch, close and relaunch each app I every-time I want to use it.

    Microsoft is going backward to appeal to the 90% of market demand by having a system that wont hang due to too many apps running simultaneously. Hence, only 1 app at a time like Apple.

    How about just let the user decide how many apps we want to run? Just let us decide that in the setting and warn us the danger of running too many apps. Or else I don’t see any point buying another WinMo device. I would get a cheap Nokia and a Netbook to do my work.

  • Crazy G

    True. Mircosoft is fighting a lost war going against Apple like this, from 10 yard behind,and in apple’s their own game. While Microsoft should guard their own business niche market(Not geek ok) and keep Multitask alive but launch another entertainment version or ‘WinMo-Lite’ line of product for the average mom and dad.

  • Crazy G

    True. Mircosoft is fighting a lost war going against Apple like this, from 10 yard behind,and in apple’s their own game. While Microsoft should guard their own business niche market(Not geek ok) and keep Multitask alive but launch another entertainment version or ‘WinMo-Lite’ line of product for the average mom and dad.

  • fred

    That would be the Monday “after next”, not next.

  • fred

    That would be the Monday “after next”, not next.

  • Vlad (Small Business Blog)

    Silverlight is good, no need for Flash then. No apps running in the background and no .NET is extremely bad. No compatibility wouldn’t ruin it for me – but closed ecosystem with MS app store as the only source of apps is a big no-no.

  • Vlad (Small Business Blog)

    Silverlight is good, no need for Flash then. No apps running in the background and no .NET is extremely bad. No compatibility wouldn’t ruin it for me – but closed ecosystem with MS app store as the only source of apps is a big no-no.

  • Mark

    Good point- that’s pretty much exactly what the editorial on MoPocket.com says.
    http://www.mopocket.com/2010/02/windows-mobile-7-rumored-to-be-dumbed-down.php

    I really hope this is just a Zune-version of the OS, or perhaps a complete fabrication… but it seems to line up with similar rumors we’ve been hearing.

  • Mark

    Good point- that’s pretty much exactly what the editorial on MoPocket.com says.
    http://www.mopocket.com/2010/02/windows-mobile-7-rumored-to-be-dumbed-down.php

    I really hope this is just a Zune-version of the OS, or perhaps a complete fabrication… but it seems to line up with similar rumors we’ve been hearing.

  • Mark

    Good point- that’s pretty much exactly what the editorial on MoPocket.com says.
    http://www.mopocket.com/2010/02/windows-mobile-7-rumored-to-be-dumbed-down.php

    I really hope this is just a Zune-version of the OS, or perhaps a complete fabrication… but it seems to line up with similar rumors we’ve been hearing.

  • sit2k

    You’re a crackhead!

    lost war?? MS is still outselling everyone with 18+ million OS licenses per year!

    MS is a few football fields ahead

  • sit2k

    You’re a crackhead!

    lost war?? MS is still outselling everyone with 18+ million OS licenses per year!

    MS is a few football fields ahead

  • sit2k

    I cant believe you clowns are believing these rumors. MS OS’s have lways been based on Multi-Tasking made easy and you’re thinking they have now taken on apple’s idiotic model?

    Seriously??

  • sit2k

    I cant believe you clowns are believing these rumors. MS OS’s have lways been based on Multi-Tasking made easy and you’re thinking they have now taken on apple’s idiotic model?

    Seriously??

  • sit2k

    I cant believe you clowns are believing these rumors. MS OS’s have lways been based on Multi-Tasking made easy and you’re thinking they have now taken on apple’s idiotic model?

    Seriously??

  • Joe

    I’m glad that article is dated after my response; otherwise, I might be accused of plagiarizing those comments. I’m in complete agreement with the author, and I can only hope that if this mistake is so obvious to us, it must be obvious to MS, too.

  • Joe

    I’m glad that article is dated after my response; otherwise, I might be accused of plagiarizing those comments. I’m in complete agreement with the author, and I can only hope that if this mistake is so obvious to us, it must be obvious to MS, too.

  • Ozique

    if it is true that wm will take away multi-tasking and restrict apps, then bye to wm forever. i have been with them for the last 5 years and i prefer wm due to be able to run many apps same time, not like idiot gay iphone when u cannot copy and paste from contact into text or word docuemnt and attache them to email to send or download attached from email and open it straightaway. i will wait till next monday for official announcement from ms and if it’s true what they are saying, then i am off to nokia/android. so good luck microsoft and am on my last ever wm6.5 on touch pro 2.

  • Ozique

    if it is true that wm will take away multi-tasking and restrict apps, then bye to wm forever. i have been with them for the last 5 years and i prefer wm due to be able to run many apps same time, not like idiot gay iphone when u cannot copy and paste from contact into text or word docuemnt and attache them to email to send or download attached from email and open it straightaway. i will wait till next monday for official announcement from ms and if it’s true what they are saying, then i am off to nokia/android. so good luck microsoft and am on my last ever wm6.5 on touch pro 2.

  • Ozique

    if it is true that wm will take away multi-tasking and restrict apps, then bye to wm forever. i have been with them for the last 5 years and i prefer wm due to be able to run many apps same time, not like idiot gay iphone when u cannot copy and paste from contact into text or word docuemnt and attache them to email to send or download attached from email and open it straightaway. i will wait till next monday for official announcement from ms and if it’s true what they are saying, then i am off to nokia/android. so good luck microsoft and am on my last ever wm6.5 on touch pro 2.

  • Ozique

    And if i want idiot fone, i would go for iphone, not ms. well … microsoft, come on man, do us favours, listen to us!!

  • Ozique

    And if i want idiot fone, i would go for iphone, not ms. well … microsoft, come on man, do us favours, listen to us!!

  • YoptaNaher

    Letter signed by Richard Stallman /* LOL */

  • YoptaNaher

    Letter signed by Richard Stallman /* LOL */

  • YoptaNaher

    Letter signed by Richard Stallman /* LOL */

  • forelli

    If this turns out to be true, I’m gonna stick with WM 6.5 or 6.6 and enjoy a 1Ghz processor phone until I can’t use a mobile phone! Actually, it sounds also like the end of custom roms developpment, which I think is essential to winmo so let’s wait and see…

  • forelli

    If this turns out to be true, I’m gonna stick with WM 6.5 or 6.6 and enjoy a 1Ghz processor phone until I can’t use a mobile phone! Actually, it sounds also like the end of custom roms developpment, which I think is essential to winmo so let’s wait and see…

  • Joe

    ” … not like idiot gay iphone … ”

    WTF? Was that really necessary? I know some people who wouldn’t appreciate that comment. How about showing a little respect for others?

  • Joe

    ” … not like idiot gay iphone … ”

    WTF? Was that really necessary? I know some people who wouldn’t appreciate that comment. How about showing a little respect for others?

  • Joe

    ” … not like idiot gay iphone … ”

    WTF? Was that really necessary? I know some people who wouldn’t appreciate that comment. How about showing a little respect for others?

  • Zunelover

    Are you guys idiots? None of the operating systems you have listed support i-true “multi-tasking.” That is what i believe they are talking about. Having a program in the background “paused” means that it’s still running. Think about it. Not only that, they said that they would still support “push updates.” Which is what I believe you guys are talking about with the Longitude app. If you guys really want to diss Microsoft, ask them why Windows period uses a unix that is at least 20 years old, why none of there browsers are based on the now industry standard WebKit, which uses HTML 5, Why the zune browser doesn’t have a forward button.

  • Zunelover

    Are you guys idiots? None of the operating systems you have listed support i-true “multi-tasking.” That is what i believe they are talking about. Having a program in the background “paused” means that it’s still running. Think about it. Not only that, they said that they would still support “push updates.” Which is what I believe you guys are talking about with the Longitude app. If you guys really want to diss Microsoft, ask them why Windows period uses a unix that is at least 20 years old, why none of there browsers are based on the now industry standard WebKit, which uses HTML 5, Why the zune browser doesn’t have a forward button.

  • Zunelover

    Are you guys idiots? None of the operating systems you have listed support i-true “multi-tasking.” That is what i believe they are talking about. Having a program in the background “paused” means that it’s still running. Think about it. Not only that, they said that they would still support “push updates.” Which is what I believe you guys are talking about with the Longitude app. If you guys really want to diss Microsoft, ask them why Windows period uses a unix that is at least 20 years old, why none of there browsers are based on the now industry standard WebKit, which uses HTML 5, Why the zune browser doesn’t have a forward button.

  • jquest

    OMG Why is This So Hard for Microsoft
    I mean I bought a TouchPRO2, Verizon’s ROM sucked, I grabbed a new ROM and said “you know what, I’m gonna stick with Microsoft because Apple and Google are the new evil tech companies”… I am dealing with the so-so experience, bugginess and slow as crap browsing experience but what the heck??? (not to mention the office mobile apps including Office 2010 Mobile Beta). I could literally design an OS from the ground up that has the common features that everyone wants and a GUI that’s sensible – they could just copy the best aspects from other OS’s and pick a couple of features and innovate on those – really, it’s not that hard. I mean really, the hardware on these new phones is comparable to friggin full blown computers a few years ago. It’s REALLY pathtic. I completely attribute this to Microsoft being a big public corporation with a bunch of useless middle management types and no idea how to innovate. I’m now torn as to which alternative mobile OS to go with… I guess Android for now. Why MSFT??? WHY????

  • jquest

    OMG Why is This So Hard for Microsoft
    I mean I bought a TouchPRO2, Verizon’s ROM sucked, I grabbed a new ROM and said “you know what, I’m gonna stick with Microsoft because Apple and Google are the new evil tech companies”… I am dealing with the so-so experience, bugginess and slow as crap browsing experience but what the heck??? (not to mention the office mobile apps including Office 2010 Mobile Beta). I could literally design an OS from the ground up that has the common features that everyone wants and a GUI that’s sensible – they could just copy the best aspects from other OS’s and pick a couple of features and innovate on those – really, it’s not that hard. I mean really, the hardware on these new phones is comparable to friggin full blown computers a few years ago. It’s REALLY pathtic. I completely attribute this to Microsoft being a big public corporation with a bunch of useless middle management types and no idea how to innovate. I’m now torn as to which alternative mobile OS to go with… I guess Android for now. Why MSFT??? WHY????

  • jquest

    OMG Why is This So Hard for Microsoft
    I mean I bought a TouchPRO2, Verizon’s ROM sucked, I grabbed a new ROM and said “you know what, I’m gonna stick with Microsoft because Apple and Google are the new evil tech companies”… I am dealing with the so-so experience, bugginess and slow as crap browsing experience but what the heck??? (not to mention the office mobile apps including Office 2010 Mobile Beta). I could literally design an OS from the ground up that has the common features that everyone wants and a GUI that’s sensible – they could just copy the best aspects from other OS’s and pick a couple of features and innovate on those – really, it’s not that hard. I mean really, the hardware on these new phones is comparable to friggin full blown computers a few years ago. It’s REALLY pathtic. I completely attribute this to Microsoft being a big public corporation with a bunch of useless middle management types and no idea how to innovate. I’m now torn as to which alternative mobile OS to go with… I guess Android for now. Why MSFT??? WHY????