Hey Fido...come on back...here boy <whistle>
I've done my share of being upset at Nokia for their presentation and lack of specifics on release dates, carriers support, pricing and blah blah blah. I have now changed my mind and believe that MS sort of backed them into a corner.
I now believe that WP8 is just not ready yet hence the reason why Nokia was so adamant that reviewers on navigate to specific sections of the phone.
I base this 'speculation' on:
- The WP8 sdk is late according to MS previous releases of SDK. May 2011 all developers had access to the 7.5 SDK even though the product was released in Nov 2011
-Joe B, coming on stage and having nothing to talk again about tile re-sizing like he did in June, and the people's hub
- MS only letting tier 1 or 2 development houses gain access to the SDK on Sept 12.
- Paul Thourott/ Mary Jo being told by source that June Conference was going to be the be revealed but things changed and hence the 2x reminders by Joe B that user features would come later
- June 2012, MS employees working on WP8 were told to cancel their vacations....at least according to this
So I'll call the dogs off on Nokia as Samsung didn't show anything, nor pricing...nor carriers either.
The OEM are ready to go and they are held up, so I can see why some CEO type would just say show something as they see the Apple train steaming their way. Personally I would have done something different by that just me. Amazon had their press conference and the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE will not be ready until Nov 20th :shocked:
Also, this is not a MS bashing post as I understand the software development cycle, and things always pop up that were planned or accounted for. Shrinking down Windows to a phone sounds massive! There's a reason why Apple choose a new OS and added features over time. Not saying which appoach is better nor do I care.
so I'll just wait and watch my beloved Cleveland Browns get trashed for 13 years in a row...
Good news (my spin ) when MS reveals the OS they will be ready to say...now go buy it!!