quote: well, crapdroid was utter crap first years of its miserable life and iPhone was also a laughing stock for many in 2007 and 2008, so harping on WP7 in its first two years of life won't help much, all mobile OSes went through this stage of early crappiness, now cry me some more :))
quote: iPhone, then Android, made Microsoft phones look archaic and it's taken them waaay too long to try to get back in the game with a serious offering. Coming from so far behind being just good is not good enough, Microsoft has to produce something that leapfrogs the competition, which their current offerings don't, and I can't see them doing that (maybe they will surprise).
quote: Consider nearly every Android device I have ever owned, 5 so far, has had a limited life span on upgrading the OS. Now consider Every Single Windows Phone will be able to Upgrade to Windows Phone 8 OS without having to buy a new device.
quote: That just made every Android device I ever bought a waste of money while the Windows Phone device will get an extended life when Windows 8 comes along.
quote: This move by Microsoft is why they will win a lot of people tired of having to refresh good hardware just to get the new OS.
quote: Microsoft has to produce something that leapfrogs the competition, which their current offerings don't
quote: According to Jason Mick and many other reviewers WP7 already has best overall experience for an average/novice smartphone user
quote: I can see MS grabbing more market share when they release WP8 if the hardware specs will be on par with iOS and crapdroid high-end devices.
quote: Google approach of specs first everything else second is lame.
quote: Compared to Apple this is less then peanuts, and MS wants to go the Apple way because they too want profits, not the profitless market share crapdroid-style