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#31 seanr1221

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 05:34 AM

I think the biggest problem it will have is catching on. When I take the train, it's amazing to see how many people are using iOS devices. If/when the iPhone is on Verizon, I can't imagine how popular iPhones will be.

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#32 dabamus

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 05:41 AM

I'll be getting one on release day as a Christmas present hopefully to replace my Zune HD and my current WinMo 6.5 Pro phone.
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#33 thrustbucket

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 11:18 AM

Choosing to go with GSM only providers until the first half of next year is suicide imo.

ios is popular but boring and restrictive (I'd rather have a daily colonoscopy than use itunes). Android is.... who the hell thought it's a good idea to run everything, even the OS, inside a java VM?! And it's as clunky as Winmo 6.

I am waiting for the next WebOS device. With HP's deep pockets, Palm should have enough resources to properly launch it this time. It's, by far, the best and most open mobile OS - all things considered.

#34 seanr1221

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 12:45 AM

I'm sure copy and paste and multi-tasking will come eventually.

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#35 seanr1221

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:20 PM

There should be a ton of news/info today.

The conference is going to start in about a hour.

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#36 uglyteradon

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:25 PM

I sure hope they don't shoot themselves in the foot with this... I'd like to drop my Droid and get this.

#37 YodaEXE

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:54 PM

I'm watching the press conference live right now, and I've gotta say, everything looks really nice. I'm thinking that I'm gonna pick up an HTC HD7 to replace my Blackberry that I'm not really happy with.

Overall, the OS looks interesting. On the one hand, it's a bit bland. On the other, it'll be easy to navigate and use, especially with just one hand. One thing I've always absolutely hated about doing things on my iPod Touch is that it's not always easy at a glance to see if I have an email or app update or something. Doesn't look like you'll have this problem with WP7.
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#38 seanr1221

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:59 PM

I'm watching it too.

The live tiles linked to your friends is pretty cool.

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#39 thrustbucket

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:03 PM

I was really interested in WP7 until they announced a GSM only launch. I'm on sprint and refuse to leave (too good of a deal).

To make matters worse, rumor has it that because of how strict ms is going to be with hardware specs, once it does hit CDMA/Sprint next year the hardware (CPU) will be nearly a year old.

Lame.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:24 PM

I'm curious how restrictive MS will be with the hardware specs in the future.

Android has a new superphone revealed every other week. Like, will a WP7 phone shown next summer be able to use Tegra2 processors?
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#41 seanr1221

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:28 PM

I'm wondering if the phone will work with OS X. I don't think it's been said before.

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#42 manthing

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:29 PM

Does Zune work with OS X? If not, then no, WP7 won't work with a mac.
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#43 manthing

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:36 PM

The only games shown were Sims and a Monkeyball clone?!?!?!

What. A. Joke.
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#44 YodaEXE

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:37 PM

The Live integration looks pretty cool. Definitely would enjoy playing games on the go and earn achievements.

Also, cool, early 2011 and they'll be adding in copy/paste. At least that means they were listening to people complaining about the initial lack for it.

Just unlocked my Blackberry so that in November I can throw it up on eBay and pick up a WP7 phone (likely the HD7 at this point).
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#45 seanr1221

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:37 PM

My guess is we'll get gaming news when people get to play with them hands on. The Xbox Live integration was just a small part of his presentation.

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#46 manthing

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:42 PM

My guess is we'll get gaming news when people get to play with them hands on. The Xbox Live integration was just a small part of his presentation.


Which just goes to show how Microsoft is still a few years behind the competition. How much of the new iPhone events were dedicated to gaming the past few year? Quite a bit.

Dedicating so much of the presentation to apps already on other platforms and ignoring the gaming aspect was a bad move IMO.
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#47 seanr1221

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:55 PM

Which just goes to show how Microsoft is still a few years behind the competition. How much of the new iPhone events were dedicated to gaming the past few year? Quite a bit.

Dedicating so much of the presentation to apps already on other platforms and ignoring the gaming aspect was a bad move IMO.


I agree, only because I wanted to see more about the xbox integration.

I wouldn't be able to upgrade until January anyway, which should make the decision easier (if it's DOA, Live support fizzles out, hardware/software issues).

If I have to run bootcamp on my iMac just to upload music, I'd be pretty annoyed and that alone might make my decision for me.

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#48 manthing

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 03:06 PM

I agree, only because I wanted to see more about the xbox integration.

I wouldn't be able to upgrade until January anyway, which should make the decision easier (if it's DOA, Live support fizzles out, hardware/software issues).

If I have to run bootcamp on my iMac just to upload music, I'd be pretty annoyed and that alone might make my decision for me.


I was really surprised that the 2 main WP7 differentiators, Office and LIVE, got so little time.

And mobile is too important for Microsoft to not stick with it, even if it becomes a money loser.
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#49 thrustbucket

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 03:26 PM

I'm curious how restrictive MS will be with the hardware specs in the future.

Android has a new superphone revealed every other week. Like, will a WP7 phone shown next summer be able to use Tegra2 processors?


The Tegra 2 is already obsolete. Many manufacturers are ditching it in favor of other chips like the OMAP4. The tegra 2 can't do more than 720p.

Very underwhelmed with WP7. GSM only. Same games as other mobile platforms.

I'm sticking with my Palm Pre. I have nearly every "cool game" that is also on IOS (better gaming than Android by far), still the best UI on any mobile platform..... I'll wait till HP/Palm announce their new hardware (OMAP4) later this year.

#50 seanr1221

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:28 PM

http://kotaku.com/56...games-in-action

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#51 62t

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:56 AM

And MS was in the mobile phone business before apple or google. It is amazing how far they fell behind.

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#52 VipFREAK

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:05 AM

Fail.

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#53 seanr1221

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:24 AM

Go watch Wipeout.

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#54 seanr1221

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 02:41 AM

MS confirmed it will work with OS X.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 02:45 AM

fail.


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#56 seanr1221

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:12 AM

http://www.joystiq.c...ames/#continued

Joystiq is starting to post up mini reviews of the launch games.

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#57 seanr1221

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:29 PM

Updated the op with achievements link.

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#58 seanr1221

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:21 PM

Windows phone 7 is out today.

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#59 fieldkillah

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:31 PM

I should be getting my HTC surround this afternoon.
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#60 dabamus

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:04 PM

Hopefully I'll be picking up an HTC Surround also today!

And, yes, there's a sync thingy for Macs. It integrates with iTunes, although I can't test it until I get a WP7 device.
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Too bad I see him being hit by a parked bus in the near future.