06-11-2011 02:03 PM
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  1. Luisraul924's Avatar
    The update may be out but will ATT release it in a timely fashion?

    The security update has been out for months and ATT hasn't released that either. Carriers need to find a way to get updates out faster. I mean surely they can't be worried about losing marketshare because someone who is 5 months into a 2 year contract got an update for his phone.
    Let me rephrase what I mean by "update will be out"; all devices no matter the carrier, subsidized or unsubsidized, will be able to download and update their devices. By the time fall rolls around they will have had a good 3-5 months for their testing. However apart from all of this, if they truly don't want to hurt their image in the eyes of the FCC and DOJ for the sake of their acquisition of T-Mobile USA they will roll the update out with Microsoft's schedule. Microsoft probably even voiced their acquisition support in return for a promise of a timely rollout and heavier Windows Phone support, who knows what happens behind the closed doors of such large companies. Regardless, from the looks of it, I honestly feel everything will pan out just fine as Microsoft intended it to. If anyone still chooses to believe otherwise, then just as I said before; pessimists can be pessimists and if something were to go inexplicably wrong, then at least they won't have fallen short of your expectations.
    06-09-2011 10:04 PM
  2. jimski's Avatar
    Hatred for MS stretches all the way back to the 90s. A lot of people absolutely hate MS and finds ways to tarnish their name at every turn. It's quite sad really. It doesn't matter how good of a product MS puts out, initial reaction is always "It sucks because it's Microsoft." .
    Most of the people who complain about Microsoft only had hair on the head in the 90s. Where did all this hate come from? I have been using Windows since v3.0 and definitely have a love/hate relationship with them. But through it all, good and bad, I have always respected them. They are the best software company in the world and most of their products are unmatched. This new phone OS is pretty darn slick and Windows 8 will change everything, again. A vast majority of these haters go to work everyday and use a Microsoft PC. Maybe that's their problem. Get over it already.


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    06-10-2011 12:19 AM
  3. Averry's Avatar
    We live in America my friend and what you described is a classic capitalist tactic. America is quite literally the definition of capitalism, however we're in luck, I don't remember who it was, but a suit at Microsoft said (in an interview) that its very likely that the update will be out before [Mango] devices are.

    Edit: The reason I don't remember who it was that said that was because most of this stuff I read through the WP7 News app by seles games, and that app has many websites' feeds listed so if i can find it I'll post it.
    I think it would be kinda funny...if everyone in America spent all of their money on phones until they were broke, and the carriers go super rich....and then the economy collapsed and then all the money they had from phones was no good because there was no food or water to spend it on.


    Suck on the tragedy of the commons carriers!
    06-10-2011 06:52 PM
  4. Luisraul924's Avatar
    I think it would be kinda funny...if everyone in America spent all of their money on phones until they were broke, and the carriers go super rich....and then the economy collapsed and then all the money they had from phones was no good because there was no food or water to spend it on.


    Suck on the tragedy of the commons carriers!
    AT&T is surely attempting to take a step in that direction by monopolizing the GSM spectrum lol
    06-11-2011 02:06 AM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    Is it really monopolizing GSM if 3 of the big 4 are going LTE with the 4th still considering the move to LTE?

    I actually see that being part of the argument for AT&T in the acquisition.
    06-11-2011 11:55 AM
  6. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Is it really monopolizing GSM if 3 of the big 4 are going LTE with the 4th still considering the move to LTE?

    I actually see that being part of the argument for AT&T in the acquisition.
    Yeah in a sense it still is because even though Verizon is the biggest LTE player here, they're still not everywhere (and not in my city that's for damn sure) and we can't even say they made the switch to GSM because their voice network is still CDMA I don't know what carriers issues are with trying to innovate but if they did they'd all be on GSM probably exclusively using HSPA/HSPA+ for voice and partial data and already have slight entry into the LTE spectrum for heavy data usage.

    Edit: which ironically enough, the only carrier that has a network that resembles what I just described, is "big bad" AT&T. Funny how people say they're the ones trying to stop innovation.
    06-11-2011 02:03 PM
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