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  1.    #1  
    Hi everyone,

    After a delay by MS, the MS windows 7 update has arrived.

    Take care,

    Jay


    Microsoft Explains Phone Software Update Delay

    By REUTERS, April 14, 2011, (Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/...gewanted=print

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp explained the delay in updating its new phone software on Wednesday, partly blaming handset manufacturers for the problem.

    Windows Phone 7, launched last October as Microsoft's attempt to catch up with Apple Inc and Google Inc in the smartphone market, was well received, but criticized for lack of some basic functions such as cut and paste.

    Microsoft initially said an update to the software would be available early in 2011, but it has not yet been implemented for many users.

    "We had expected it to be earlier than now," Joe Belfiore, head of Microsoft's Windows phone program, said at a software developer conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

    Belfiore said the company had started the update, but ran into problems on some newly manufactured phones that would not function properly afterward.

    He did not name any manufacturers involved. Samsung Electronics, HTC Corp and LG Electronics are the main handset makers of Windows phones.

    Once the company found the problems, it overhauled its update procedure, said Belfiore.

    "We felt it would be better to be a little bit patient, make sure that when we get updates out that they would happen reliably, and unfortunately that caused a delay in getting things out," he said.

    Belfiore said he was now "optimistic" that there will not be similar problems with future updates. A more comprehensive update, code-named Mango, will be available later this year, he said.

    Microsoft still has only a 4 percent share of the worldwide smartphone software market, according to research firm Gartner, but it is expected to be a major player once its deal to provide the operating system for leading handset maker Nokia takes effect.

    A Nokia developer onstage at the Las Vegas conference said there was still no date for when the new Microsoft-powered phones will hit the market.

    Shares of Microsoft were up 3 cents at $25.67 in afternoon Nasdaq trading.
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    Why is this taking up space in a WebOS forum?....seriously...
    If "If's" and "But's" were candy and nuts we'd all have a Merry Christmas!


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    Quote Originally Posted by spudland View Post
    Why is this taking up space in a WebOS forum?....seriously...
    PreCentral Forums > News > Other Handhelds
  4.    #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by spudland View Post
    Why is this taking up space in a WebOS forum?....seriously...
    Quote Originally Posted by barkerja View Post
    PreCentral Forums > News > Other Handhelds

    Thank you Barkerja!


    Good day spudland,

    I posted it under PreCentral Forums > News > Other Handhelds, .

    1. just because you have a webOS phone doesn't mean we shouldn't know about other platforms. There are not a small number of us here who actually follow info about other platforms....Judging by the amount of postings onto threads under this section...you seem to be one of the few you doesn't follow the Other Handhelds

    2. Isn't the "other handhelds" section shared with our "sister websites" ?

    3. I could understand your objection if I actually posted it under WebOS info, which I didn't!

    4. So much for your use of "Peace keeper" logo...doesn't that go along with the saying, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it"?

    5. Therefore Spudland...your spud in this case is a dud!

    Take care,

    Jay
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    I'm 90% sure Windows phone 7 will be the phone i own in 2012. (or a bit earlier if Nokia releases something this year).

    The updates they have planned look Great...and IMO they are moving a ton faster than WebOS at this point with a better ecosystem (that i use).
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    WP7 is a very impressive platform. it's not quite what im looking for just yet but the more features they add to it, the more likely i am to make the jump.
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    Look at the the news they announced yesterday and today. Its looking real interesting once those updates hit.
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    Even though I love webOS, I will admit that windows phone 7 has a beautiful interface. At this point, the only thing keeping from taking it into consideration is the lack of any real multitasking, but with the mango update coming this fall, it looks like I'll have even less reasons lol. Although I am a little irked by the copying of the cards look but I guess why fix what's not broken right?

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