I for one recall the HTC Exec claiming they wanted to spend more time making devices on Android. If I also recall, it was them that made the statement that they were not getting on with MS very well (ie: delays of the OS, development issues, ect).
Personally, I am at the point that WM devices are getting worse and worse. Too many devices out there, Far too many in my view.
Keeping things simple (like the iPhone) is probably a good thing. Keep the hardware as simple as possible. Time to break your stylus and start using your fingers I guess.
Not got high hopes of WM7, and word on the inside is ........ "It will be rushed"!
Personally, not a fan anymore, and since Gates has left, its clear that WM development has gone downhill. Ballmer is a co*k plain and simple. And not very well respected to certain developers inside their own house.
Abandon ship the developers may be thinking? Maybe Manufacturers could be looking at other OS alternatives perhaps?
Lets see what happens. A killer piece of hardware with a cool OS that "works" and no lags..... would be nice.
But I for one would rather retain a phone for 3years or so, before even thinking of having to always "have" to upgrade to the newer model.
I do not change my Microwave, Car, TV, Carpets, House that often. Buy what you can afford, and hope it does what you want. And be happy with it.
Failing that..... abandon the MS ship and go elsewhere. And I think that is where I am heading soon.