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Should Windows Mobile Rest in Peace


Written on 6/23/2009 07:50:00 PM by poison_ivy

Okay, I never really bothered replying to iPhone, Nokia or Android fanboys attacking windows mobile. Hey, each one is entitled to their own opinions and yes, some of their opinions of WinMo is true but to say that WinMo will be dead soon, then I just have to put my foot down.

Steve Green, over at has just published a post citing ten reasons why Microsoft should drop Windows Mobile. I won't bother with listing my arguments per number as it would just take too much time and space--time which I haven't got since I'm about to log off in a few minutes.

Anyways, bottom line is, if Microsoft decides to bury windows mobile, they would be burying the only "smart" phones in the smartphone market. True, in terms of user experience, Windows Mobile isn't for newbies or those who can't bother reading a manual or googling to find solutions to their problems, I mean, why bother, Nokia already made their phones OVERLY simplistic to the point of just being plain boring and dumb.

When someone asks me what a good smartphone is nowadays, I answer based on the person's tech know-how. If I feel that all they ever did with their PCs is watch YouTube and surf the net then I say the iPhone or Nokia N Series, if I feel like I'm talking to someone who has two OS installed on his netbook then I readily say: any windows mobile phone.

Windows Mobile is far from being dead. With Mobile Phone manufacturers such as Sony and Samsung churning out more devices that runs on Windows Mobile, and Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7 out very soon, I would hardly call it a dead Operating System. The hundreds of developers and thousands of applications (including old applications that are still compatible with newer windows mobile phones), I have to say that Windows Mobile is here to stay.

For WinMo fanboys and fangirls alike, feel free to visit Steve's blog and give him your two cents.

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