And I was so excited before reading it because, you know, Windows Mobile 7! Fresh details on the new platform that everyone has been waiting for for quite some time.
And I cannot say that I could have possibly been more disappointed in anything at all. Take a look:
-Windows Phone 7 will only support application installation through service based delivery. (i.e Marketplace). Application installation via storage card will not be possible.
WHAT! That, to be honest, almost completely destroys the whole purpose and beginning of Windows Mobile. What are they trying to do, bring us closer to apple nonsense?
- No Multi-Task support. Applications will “Pause” when in the background, however will support notifications via push notifications.
Another "what were they thinking" thing! Previous versions of Windows Mobile always usually have at least five things running in the background to work right. So far, they are really screwing this up.
-No NETCF backwards compatibility. This means the original rumor of no backward compatibility for applications holds to be true.
So, they are pretty much creating a new, crappy, useless platform. What a bummer.
-OEM Interfaces will not be allowed to run on the device. Say goodbye to Sense UI / SPB Mobile Shell / Point UI / Infinity, etc, etc
Obviously, since nobody can install their own apps anymore.
I don't know what they were smoking there at microsoft when they came up with this crap, but all I can say is that I hope none of that crap is true. They have completely destroyed Windows Mobile as we know it, and I would never touch a device with a piece of crap OS like described there.
What have they done...
- 2 Bunny