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Microsoft listens to the critics

When Microsoft announced its new mobile OS in February, it was called Windows Phone 7 Series. Most everyone raved about the new OS, but its name got a lot of flak.

Many complained that it was an overly wordy and complex name that didn't exactly roll off the tongue. Others joked that BMW might take offense over the 7 Series moniker which is used for its flagship luxury sedan.

Microsoft has listened and the OS will now be known as Windows Phone 7 from here on out. The news was relayed via a brief Twitter message by the Windows Phone team.

Now if only Microsoft could do something about true multitasking and copy/paste...


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Who cares?!
By themaster08 on 4/3/2010 2:00:00 AM , Rating: 3
Too bad they can't listen to critics on more important things, like multitasking and copy and paste as you mentioned, Brandon.




RE: Who cares?!
By Motoman on 4/4/2010 5:33:37 PM , Rating: 2
Indeed. People who care what a product is named can buy all the Apple products they want.

...I want MS to learn from Apple's mistakes, not repeat them.


RE: Who cares?!
By T2k on 4/7/2010 10:04:03 AM , Rating: 2
EXACTLY.

It's rather pathetic to see that Microsoft thinks its best way to resuscitate its comatose mobile OS is to copy the least developed competitor's feature set and put a Windows design on it... actually it's worse than pathetic, it's simply depressing.


Hmm
By meepstone on 4/2/2010 9:16:57 PM , Rating: 2
They think releasing info on the name of the OS is more important than releasing any info the OS itself? Who cares about its name, lol.




RE: Hmm
By martinrichards23 on 4/4/2010 5:49:51 AM , Rating: 2
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more important than releasing any info the OS itself?


Where do they say that? Are they not allowed to do things just because it isn't the most important thing?


RE: Hmm
By oab on 4/20/2010 9:21:34 PM , Rating: 2
At least the acronym isn't WPOS anymore


changed?
By eirruby on 4/10/2010 3:48:29 PM , Rating: 2
I don't care if they will change it the way they wanted. Anyway, as long as the product is great then I'm fine with it.
http://www.dreamwalkmobile.com




Too little too late
By justniz on 4/12/2010 12:58:26 PM , Rating: 2
...and I should buy one of these why?

Its like Zune vs. Ipod thing all over again. Once again Microsoft make a bad copy of another company's existing product that is years late to the party and functionally worse than the already years old original.

Microsoft deserve to fail for their lack of innovation.




Windows Summit 2010
By crystal clear on 4/3/10, Rating: 0
"We can't expect users to use common sense. That would eliminate the need for all sorts of legislation, committees, oversight and lawyers." -- Christopher Jennings

















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