5 Mar 2010
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The crew takes a look at Microsoft’s new (and confusingly-named) mobile OS. Then talks about some other phones. Then talks about Microsoft again. And dogs.


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  1. Adrian Rinehart-Balfe
    16 Mar 2010
    at 6:37 am

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    Y’all seem to be neglecting the fact that developers are leaving the iPhone in droves for Android due to the lack of restrictions. To quote one of them:
    “The iPhone vision of the mobile Internet’s future omits controversy, sex, and freedom, but includes strict limits on who can know what and who can say what. It’s a sterile Disney-fied walled garden surrounded by sharp-toothed lawyers. The people who create the apps serve at the landlord’s pleasure and fear his anger.”

    Android based phones might be behind in this horse race but Apples insistence on censoring the developers will be the most important factor in their forthcoming failure without even getting in to their carrier choice..

    I have neither but have been lucky enough to do a side by side comparison of an iPhone and an HTC Hero. Neither struck me as a clear winner but I would choose the Hero every time for both the carrier choices and, more importantly, the freedom. The replacement for the Hero, the Legend, looks nicer still.


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