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Microsoft disses Facebook Home, says the effort is circa Windows Phone in 2011

Microsoft disses Facebook Home, says the effort is circa Windows Phone in 2011
Microsoft's exec Frank X. Shaw took to the company's official blog to comment on the underwhelming announcement of Facebook Home, essentially an Android launcher, and HTC First, the initial phone that will show up with it, barring the already leaked ways to sideload it.

Basically the man says that the people-centric mantra of the Facebook Home presentation reminds him of the Windows Phone interface development process, and an idea that already existed way back in 2011, when WP 7.5 got introduced to the world. Looking at the promo video below, there are some parallels to be drawn.

Moreover, Frank X. Shaw mentions that Facebook is actually adding another layer on top of what is already a ragtag platform he says, instead of fusing social networking, email and phone contacts in a simple People Hub, apparently the way WP is doing it. Here's a money quote from the rant:

The whole thing is titled "Welcome to the People Party," and, yes, that's apparently Windows Phone, at least according to Microsoft's exec.

source: MicrosoftBlog

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