Originally Posted by Richard Chao
Hopefully Mango will be able to address some of your points. Unfortunately December seems so far away. Especially when you consider iPhone 5 will be out then.
I certainly hope so for the sake of the platform and of competition. Because let's face it - RIM is circling the drain and with the recent HP-backed string of failures Palm/webOS is pretty much doomed as well. Apple and Google need competition
One non-MS problem I see is the 'chicken and egg' problem with Apps. I have a Slacker Premium account, and with the new On Demand feature it is an excellent service. Sadly the WP7 version is severely anemic, only supporting a sunset of features - I actually checked that I was properly logged in because there was so much stuff missing!
What everyone says is 'grow the platform and developers will come' and others say 'without apps no one will come'. But there is a third one - if there are a load of crappy apps, no one will come. So I am sure that people will say that Slacker will improve the app when Mango gives them multitasking and so on ... but will there still be people left around at that point?