This is How the Current State of Windows Mobile Makes Me Feel

by Joey deVilla on February 11, 2009

Sad-looking kid in a Darth Vader mask sitting alone at a fast-food restaurant table.Photo courtesy of Alex Brown Photography.

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1 Mark Jaquith February 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Ha! But yeah, it does seem like Apple, RIM, and even Palm have their ball gowns on and wireless dancing partners selected, and MS is leaning on the gym wall, cursing its pimples. “WHY AM I SO AWKWARD?!”

2 Joey deVilla February 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm

If we were to take your metaphor just a little bit further, I would suggest that Microsoft adopt the tactics of Anthony Michael Hall in Sixteen Candles. I think that although he didn’t end up with Molly Ringwald, the movie still ended pretty well for him.

I fear that in such a scenario, I’d end up with the Long Duk Dong role. I actually used to use his first line in the movie as a pick-up line:

3 Anton Nguyen February 11, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I’ve tried it out a few times, and I really hated all the design choices they made. It really felt like a stripped down version of windows itself, where the mobility options were tacked on. The blackberry storm feels the same too, with their touch capabilities tacked on.

I guess with mobility devices, you really have to plan from the start how to do things.

4 Anton Vassiliou February 12, 2009 at 9:18 am

HMMMM really gets me to wanna check out the Open Moko handsets http://www.openmoko.com/

5 alex brown February 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Hi,

This is a copyrighted photograph taken by me. Please can you list a credit for the image or remove it from this site.

Thanks,

Alex

6 Joey deVilla February 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Alex Brown: Gladly! I had no idea of the photo’s provenance, and am only too happy to give you a credit and a link. Consider it done, and great photo!

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