« on: March 01, 2010, 04:00:33 pm »
Iím a little bit open for now just because it seems like a dumb move by Microsoft and given the conflicting information we are getting from MS on this. Wasnít it just last week where a MS representative was quoted as saying it was up to the vendors? However, I wanted to throw in my 2-cents on a couple of common posts Iím seeing:
1) XDA will offer WM7. Thatís great but then you have bought an expensive phone and just voided the warranty by upgrading.
2) T-Mobile will offer WM7 phones soon. AT&T has been confirmed as a premier WM7 partner for the US what that means I donít know but Iím guessing the first WM7 phones will appear there..probably the HD3.
3) Get a new phone next year . Thatís great for those who can afford too but if you use your upgrade you are now stuck with a phone for 2 years with no upgrades.
4) I have everything I need with WM 6.5. If WM7 does take off, there will be a huge development shift to that platform so it might be harder to get the apps you want as time goes on. You might say its only for 2 years (contract) but look how far the iPhone has come in that short space of time.
As I said above Iím just not sure yet. The rumored March17th release is the same week as the big MIX conference where all the juicy details will be spilled for WM7. Thatís just god awful timing by T-Mobile to release this new phone and on roughly the same day have all this positive press on WM7 that the HD2 wont be able to get. Lastly, T-Mobile must have been aware of this situation so why did they take so long to get the phone out there given its been out in Europe for 6 months now. Anyhow, who knows at this point. I guess Iíll survive another year on my Nokia 101.