Windows Phones 7 Risks

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image It seems we are not the only one having a little hard time with the changes MS is doing with WP7, RedmondMag made a list of their possible risk. The list was created by one of their editors who managed to think up enough risk that MS is taking to make a full list. The list was so only that I just think its best if you read it yourself, in tacked.

  1. Tailoring the platform for consumers rather than for business users. (Yes, I know the ‘Softies are saying Windows Phone 7 devices are being designed for both consumer and business use. But the reality is that Windows Mobile is Microsoft’s enterprise mobile play and Windows Phone 7 is its consumer play.)
  2. Going with an entirely new — and far more locked-down — UI known as Metro, which Microsoft pioneered with Media Center and the Zune HD.
  3. Deciding against providing cut-and-paste functionality in the first release of the Windows Phone 7 platform.
  4. Opting against enabling multitasking for third-party applications.
  5. Selecting Silverlight and XNA as the development environments for Windows Phone 7, meaning programmers will have to create applications using managed code and using only the C# programming language.
  6. Providing no backward compatibility, meaning Windows Mobile 6.x apps (even Microsoft apps, like Microsoft Office Mobile 2010) need to be rewritten to run on the new mobile platform.
  7. Requiring all application downloads and purchases to go through the Windows Phone Marketplace.

You can read the full write up here and comment on what you read.

Update: I think you guys think we all here at WMPoweruser are being too negative towards the new OS. I for one is surely not. I really do not care that it might not have all these things. I am still going to buy it, and live with it, and love it. I am not a business user, so its nothing too important to me that some of these features are missing.

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