Wasn't today that MS was introducing something?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Fraaaa, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Fraaaa macrumors 65816


    Mar 22, 2010
    London, UK
    I remember that was some kind of event the MS was going to do today.

    No one cares to say what happend or everyone just forgot and no one turned up at their event? :D
  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    MS was introducing some phone thing or other. I'm sure we can read about it in the forums tonight or tomorrow. Yawn...
  3. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    Engadget is reporting live from this event.
  4. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2005
    I have no qualms with MS, but I think this quote from their conference today spells out the difference between where they are and where Apple is:

    As opposed tio Apple, who with the iPhone and iPad too the tack of "We didn't talk to customers - we know what's going to be cool and you're going to like it."

    Apple still has a huge amount of hubris and misses (read: ignores) simple things like a "Documents Folder" on the iPhone/iPad.
  5. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
  6. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    These devices are not targeted towards the "talking" crowd. They are good for music, taking pictures, twitting , texting and using Facebook - the youngsters.
  7. EZ-PZ macrumors member


    Apr 6, 2010
  8. Fraaaa thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 22, 2010
    London, UK

    I'll tell you the truth of how I see the phone.

    There are three types for me:

    - Call & SMS. If you just do this you need the most basic and cheap phone out there, and I wanted this. Even with b/w screen, but I would like a qwerty keyboard, I love it. But there aren't out there. I had a cheap phone for half a year after I broke my MP3 Player-Nokia type of phone and I didn't want to spend a lot of money for another one straight away.

    - Smartphone. The idea is having a multi-purpose type of phone that enables you to do almost everything on the go. I've been using my girlfriend's iPhone 3G for 3 months now, I love it. I use facebook sometimes but I use safari a lot.

    So my idea was you have the most basic or the top-notch. In my opinion what is in the middle is a mix of confusion-aimed product, some good phones and a lot of garbage.

    But the third one:

    - A more oriented social network phone. I don't mind this and actually I find it interesting. I want to see in deep what the actually really can offer and how innovative is their Kin.

    If it has good features and reasonable price, but mostly has to be able to reach Europe, not like the Zune, than I may consider to buy it; otherwise, I may sacrifice myself to get me the new iPhone this summer.
  9. nsdjoe macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2010
    These phones will likely be free after rebate and sell well to the Sidekick (read: teen/tween) crowd.
  10. chill. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    the windows phone os is actually pretty damn revolutionary. so far, all we've seen in the last few years are app grids. iphone os1, os2, os3, os4 are just more of the same stuff, nothing really exciting. windows mobile 7's social networking integration IS something new, and i think it's a peek at the future

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