1. Peculiarities Rectified's Avatar
    To begin with, The death of Windows Mobile would be devastation for me. I was a BB fan, tried android, was going back to Blackberry when I gave the kids favorite iPhone a try. Had a Lumia , {still have a heap of all cells, mint. Won't let go.) When I weighed them all for my personal use, I bought the 640xl, was going for 950xl, but after reading, torn between 950xl and Elite x3. Home desktop Windows 8.2, latitude 10 tablet Windows 10 cell. Alexa is running off all devices in my house. Xbox one, Hopper3, Alexa, & as said, tablet, cells, Pc's. Have tried many Os by diff companies. Death of Window's Mobile is unacceptable. Advertisement would boost sales. People are unaware of the birth of live tiles and many other functionality favs in other Os, officially BIRTHED BY WINDOWS AKA MICROSOFT.Windows Mobile Lover with Devout Loyalty.
    09-13-2017 01:59 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it looks like Windows 10 Mobile as it currently stands is on unofficial life support. Microsoft is still actively fixing bugs, making general improvements, and patching security holes for Windows 10 Mobile, but we've probably seen the end for consumer facing features making their debut on our beloved OS. As it stands now, it's actually a surprisingly solid and complete experience, and is a very enjoyable operating system, but it's unlikely to evolve in the future. Supposedly, Microsoft is paving the path for the future of ultra-mobile Windows PC's that represent the perfect blend of Windows 10 and its Mobile counterpart, but as always we are left in the dark because of Microsoft's terrible and vague communication. A Surface Phone is in the works, but it probably won't run Windows 10 Mobile. If it even launches.
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    09-13-2017 05:44 PM
  3. Demian Mioc's Avatar
    Hyped. It was declared dead countless times, but Wm just keeps being updated and keeps going. It's late 2017 an Windows mobile exists. Don't let hype train get you! ✌

    "what is dead may never die"
    09-15-2017 05:22 AM
  4. CraigCole's Avatar
    Is someone on life support dead or alive? Sure, their heart may still be beating, but if they can't breath on their own, eat, move or really do anything are they truly living?

    I'd argue W10M is functionally dead. Sure, you can still use it and it continues to receive minor updates, but in practical terms there are no new features, handsets or apps coming out, which to me spells the end. I get the impression Microsoft never really cared about W10M. It was a slapdash product designed exclusively for Windows Phone fans, not general consumers. If they gave a crap about their mobile operating system it WOULD NEVER have been pushed out in such a catastrophic state. The initially released software was absolute garbage, introduced on hardware that was mediocre at best (950, 950 XL).
    libra89, Elky64, TgeekB and 1 others like this.
    09-15-2017 11:09 AM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    Is someone on life support dead or alive? Sure, their heart may still be beating, but if they can't breath on their own, eat, move or really do anything are they truly living?
    Good point. I've read that when a convict is escorted to the electric chair, his fellow inmates will describe him as "Dead man walking". Technically alive, but as good as dead.
    Elky64 and CraigCole like this.
    09-15-2017 12:06 PM
  6. Chinocop's Avatar
    Nonsense! The death of iPhone is just around the corner, and Windows will take its place. I have pics to prove it.
    microssoft-iphone-funeral2.jpg
    09-15-2017 12:43 PM
  7. Elky64's Avatar
    IMO Windows Mobile isn't "dead" per se yet not a picture of health either, not by any stretch of the imagination. Unless one was hiding under a rock it is pretty obvious going by past history, and its present state, the platform hasn't been doing itself any favours - or should I say, MSFT.

    Guess if one can't let go then that's their prerogative yet odds are great it’s only going to get worse. Sure MSFT keeps doling out updates but personally, those updates have done little to improve my experience, then I’m still left without apps. So none of these OS updates address the app-gap issue for those needing them, a grave concern for many.

    One can be a hard-core loyalist but if that Golden Goose isn’t laying eggs what good is it doing? Giving hope that one’s loyalty will make a difference? If that were the case then all the past user/fan interactions, through forums, social media, via Windows Insider, Feedback Hub, and so on, would have improve its state. But I’m hard-pressed to see where this has helped since, in as many moons, MSFT seems least interested in their own creation, as of today.

    So hang onto that hope because I truly feel that will be the closest to reality you will get for a very long time.
    09-15-2017 01:38 PM
  8. etphoto's Avatar
    The latest episode of All About Windows Phone podcast the host did research and estimates there is still about 4-5 million "ACTIVE" WP users currently. Of course, a drop in the bucket compared to the billions of IPhone / Android users but hardly dead.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    TgeekB likes this.
    09-15-2017 03:37 PM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    The latest episode of All About Windows Phone podcast the host did research and estimates there is still about 4-5 million "ACTIVE" WP users currently. Of course, a drop in the bucket compared to the billions of IPhone / Android users but hardly dead.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    Yup. There are still BB10 diehards too.
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    09-15-2017 03:48 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yup. There are still BB10 diehards too.
    Go to sister site webOS Nation if you want to see what diehard is all about.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    09-15-2017 07:00 PM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    Go to sister site webOS Nation if you want to see what diehard is all about.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    Exactly. Even when an OS is officially dead, people still find ways to use it. Like having an old Edsel. 🤣
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    09-15-2017 07:02 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Exactly. Even when an OS is officially dead, people still find ways to use it. Like having an old Edsel. 🤣
    No, you didn't go there.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    aximtreo likes this.
    09-15-2017 07:15 PM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    No, you didn't go there.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    OK, how about an MG?
    09-15-2017 07:26 PM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    OK, how about an MG?
    You just reminded me of a cartoon in which a heart patient springs up on the operating table because he overheard the doctor say he was implanting a Lucas pacemaker. 😅

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    09-15-2017 07:34 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    You just reminded me of a cartoon in which a heart patient springs up on the operating table because he overheard the doctor say he was implanting a Lucas pacemaker.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    09-15-2017 07:34 PM

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