The forced start of Windows 8, the NT Kernel copy of Windows Phone 7 called Windows Phone 8, as well as the feature lacking (this screen resolution in 2012, come on...) Surface didn't convince me really. I'm truly hoping for a better year in 2013, it's time for Microsoft to bring some quality and features in what was started in 2012. The potential is there, but they really, really have to work on it.
Why did you waste a response.
Crap. Now I wasted one as well. God damnit.
First of all, Nokia was releasing phones all the time, therefore I don't really get your meme. There was the Nokia N line, with the N9 at the end, then based on the N9 they released the Lumia 800, later the Lumia 900, and now the recent WP8 phones.
Second, I realize that in this forum are many people who really love Microsoft. That's good, you are the guys who bring out the good word, who use their free time to write blogs about these products, who help in forums and yes, you rock! But you also have to accept, that there are people who are grumpy and cynic like me.
I'm not fan of a company or a brand, I use products, and therefore I try to see the good and the bad. You don't have to search for the bad concerning Windows Phone 8, there are hundreds of threads about it in this forum. Better Microsoft apps on iPhone than on Windows Phone is only one example. So, instead of making stupid and condescending comments, you could ask me why I (and most of the customers, I mean look at what is known about sells numbers, and I've had several Windows Phone devices and Windows Mobile before) feel not so euphoric about what Microsoft did in 2012. And we are talking only about 2012.
What new features had WP8 in comparison to WP7, just for me, the customer, in 2012? Yeah, right, there was nothing that could not have happened in WP7, just not at all. So, they have a great basis to create something big, but they have to do it first.
Why I am not impressed by the Surface? Look at the heavily subsidized Nexus tablets with great hardware and even more functions and apps and you know why.
Why I am not impressed by Windows 8? I wrote that in the Windows 8 forum.
So yes, I think there's a solid foundation, but no, I don't think Microsoft impressed me by what they did in 2012.
I'm a Microsoft supporter and adopter because of all the pretty cool things coming out of Redmond lately; but I'm not going to thump my chest about how superior it is (I'll leave that to the Apple fans) because they're not superior. They have a lot of work to do - and hopefully the work will never end.
But if you are unimpressed with Microsoft, you must certainly be bored to tears with everyone else. That is if you are as impartial as you're trying to portray.
Well, then I don't see why we should argue, we have the same opinion and this is exactly what I wrote.
I never said I'm impartial, I'm using Microsoft products and I don't plan to change that. (Not even at work what would make many things easier...) I always write I 'try' to see all sides. Maybe I'm harsher with Microsoft because I like the products and want them to be successful and impress me and other people, that could well be.
Yes, Microsoft is very boring, and clearly not innovative.