04-24-2012, 12:03 PM #1
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LOL, just found a great article that reflects many peoples feelings very well, take a look at this and see if you agree with the author. Made me laugh, glad someone with readers is making a statement that they might listen to.
Microsoft: Take care of Windows Phone owners! - Chicago Sun-Times
04-24-2012, 12:27 PM #2
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- 04-24-2012, 12:37 PM #3
It's a good article. In particular, the idea of using "Metro" as the unifying brand name should be listened to. We've discussed how the label "Windows Phone" is underwhelming. I'd say drop the "Windows" label altogether and just call the OS/UI "Metro". It's as distinctive as "Android" and is fresher than "Windows" anything.
As for the main thesis, that MS shouldn't screw current WP owners out of WP8, I'm afraid that's not really something that MS can do much about at this point. If WP8 doesn't fit the current device specs, then it doesn't and that's the end of it. We've talked that one to death, and all we know is that MS isn't saying a word about it.
- 04-24-2012, 01:28 PM #5
he's dead right! i have a real hard time believing MS will screw this up. they are all in on this one and have publicly stated that they are in this for the long haul. how can a company so experienced be so naive? they arent. they know what they need to do. now lets make it happen!WP Central - Super Member
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04-24-2012, 01:45 PM #7
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More hysteria from the "in-crowd". 99.999% of consumers have no idea about the "will 7.x devices get Apollo" kerfuffle. The main problem right now is Nokia severely underestimated demand and Lumia's are sold out in stores, leading to frustrated customers.
- 04-24-2012, 02:35 PM #8
My bet is that they don't want to orphan the old devices, but they might have to. If they have to choose between introducing a lesser Apollo in order to make it all work across all devices old and new, OR introducing a new badass kickass round of devices that will possibly bury Apple and Android, they will probably choose the latter for the benefit of the platform. Remember keeping us is important, but bringing in MILLIONS more is more important because those of us that are already here will likely stay regardless because we're hooked.
- 04-24-2012, 09:07 PM #11
A unifying name is definitely needed and "Metro" is a solid way to go and would be a great way to launch Apollo in the fall. MS has always screwed up the naming on just about everything they sell, or do. Perhaps they need to get the folks out on the town and have they meet up with some cool kids to see how its done.
04-24-2012, 09:19 PM #12
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