Comments on: Windows to iPhone: been there, done that http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mark http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/#comment-356751 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:32:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15359#comment-356751 Yes, it is sad that this blogger is allowing himself to be used by Microsoft but the facts themselves are correct.

Still, people don’t buy phones because of the OS but rather because of how they operate as a complete solution. In this regard, for most consumers, the iphone is a better choice than any windows based phone.

I, of course, use a touch-screen Windows mobile phone and thoroughly enjoy cutting and pasting and all the other things it does somewhat seamlessly (but not always reliably). The iPhone’s inflexible OS is too stifling for my needs.

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By: Hattan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/#comment-356742 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 19:39:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15359#comment-356742 MS always like that when they feel the heat from other companies instead of improving their products they starts to say we have that and that since bla bla bal by then of the day what really matters is the user experience I’ve been using WinMob since 2000 the enter face is sucks compared to the iphone and until this moment they haven’t changed that.

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By: Dana http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/#comment-356739 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:39:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15359#comment-356739 Just the usual Apple hype about anything they make. It’s always better and more innovative than anything else on the market. The Apple followers just act like lemmings and fall off a cliff whenever there is an edict from Cupertino. Microsoft just keeps trucking along, selling 9 products for everyone that Apple does. That’s how it will always be.

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By: Matty http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/#comment-356736 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:06:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15359#comment-356736 This is really sad. Reuters are really allowing themselves to be used.

“Microsoft happened to call and couldn’t help mentioning that they’ve sold more phones with Windows Mobile.”

It’s preposterous that the next line of this article was not. “Of course that is comparing dozens of models of Windows Mobile phones with one single model of IPhone *and* WinMo still *barely* outsold the iPhone.”

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By: Chris http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/#comment-356731 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:50:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15359#comment-356731 Maybe Microsoft did have these features first…the difference is that with Microsoft you need an army of IT staff to make the feature work. And even when it does work it is so cumbersome and counterintuitive to use that in the end you don’t even bother to use the feature.

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By: Thijzo http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/#comment-356728 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:57:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15359#comment-356728 Christopher Columbus to Neil Armstrong: “I already did that. Making a footprint on a new world.”
WinMo and iPhone OS are indeed worlds apart.

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By: Ian http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/#comment-356727 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:42:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15359#comment-356727 I just wanna point out that not all Apps are compatible with apple either, :-( A2DP and MMS won’t be available on the iPhone 1st gen.

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By: truBlue http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/#comment-356725 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:00:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15359#comment-356725 Tit for tat. The iPhone is hot, Windows Mobile is not. Customers have spoken with their wallets and no FUD from Microsoft can change this fact.

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By: Remo http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/#comment-356713 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:42:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15359#comment-356713 Yes, Windows mobile has had certain features for years and I have used every flavor of WM since I had an iPaq back in the 90’s all the way up to the HTC touch phones. The thing is, with that long of a history, why isn’t WM the leader innovation when it comes to mobile OS? Even without cut, copy and paste, iPhone OS and touch screen are so much better than WM that there isn’t even a competition. It really worries me that Microsoft thinks the WM 6.1 (or 6.5) is good a OS. As far as sales – sure, they outsold iPhone, but then there is only one iPhone device and, what, 10 WM devices. Oh, and not all apps are compatible with all devices even though they run the same OS? What is with that??? They need to innovate and stop the “we have that already” game.

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By: Joe http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/03/17/windows-to-iphone-been-there-done-that/#comment-356699 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 03:39:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=15359#comment-356699 It’s true that MS has sold more WinMo phones…if they hadn’t then that would be pretty sad….what people don’t get is that Apple makes ONE model….MS doesn’t make any, but lots of comapnies use thier OS…so…MS indirectly sells more than one model of WinMo…
And with respect to having all those features…that’s also true…but due to the fact that WinMo is a slug compared to any mobile OS…those features are a nuisance to use…any smartphone OS is better than WinMo.

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