Originally Posted by Steven McPherson
Interesting but I'm not so sure that there's a real difference between a version 1.0 product and a "reboot" in this case. Experience that is gained from previous releases of the Windows Mobile OS is exactly what Microsoft needed to forget. Whether you call this a reboot or a version 1.0 product the difference is merely semantics. Microsoft had to go back to the drawing board throw out the core code and deliver a new product to market so as not lose the market. That sounds like a version 1.0 product to me.
We can argue about whether or not Microsoft's first attempt out the door was as a good as it should be or not but to me the distinction is clear. The product has issues, but Microsoft has also delivered a very compelling product with deep Microsoft Office, Zune and XBOX integration that makes this phone a leader.
BTW: Which Microsoft press are you referring to that I'm believing? :-)
I think that calling WiMo 7 a 1.0 product is baloney. Same goes for ANY company making a successive product in a category in which they already offer products. Unless they fired everyone with any hands-on with earlier products, abandoned all the offices, reformatted the old disks, recycled all old products and shredded all documents ... it is still going to carry the legacy stuff along.
Actually I am not criticizing WiMo 7 - I agree that there is much to offer there, but since my work has a funky Exchange setup that won't work with the normal WiMo / iOS / WebOS / etc setups (only works with an app on Android), and Verizon doesn't have one ... I can't use it.
My main thing is that there is a certain amount of apologist stuff going on making excuses for missing features, slow updates and other issues based on treating MS like some sort of small-shop start-up. They aren't - they are a megalith with 15 years in this *exact* segment.
That's all I'm saying.