(Posts: 303; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Trying to get word of mouth out. But, I have to tell you everything WP7 I've seen just doesn't look as good as Android or iOS. WP7 looks to be dated, the UI looks likes it's 2-3 years old. I for one do not want anything to do with WP7. They should have made WP7 more like Windows 7. Big huge clunky buttons with scrolling lists just doesn't do it for me. It's a smart phone that just doesn't look that smart.
You know, I thought the same thing...and then I wondered if Microsoft was going with a more retro look to the UI. It reminds me of like 1970's Brady Bunch for some odd reason with the tiles and colors used. But I haven't played around with it. If that was the point though, I say good choice. It seems like phones are trying to prove their techieness by making the UI look as slick as possible and I thought the retro look was a cool change.
But UI aside, I can't wait to see how it turns out...
(Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)
What is the best way to build market share and have a successful product? Give it away! Long term Microsoft will have made a small investment to the mobile platform. Giving free phones to the people selling them is the best way to sell them to more people. It will also help build a big customer base from the start. It is more than likely apart of the billion dollars needed to get back into the game that was spoken about a few months ago.