Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 10:00 AM
Over the past few days numerous sites have published their thoughts on the Windows Phone Technical Preview, and while some have been pretty negative, on the whole, most have been pretty positive (e.g., Paul Thurrott calls it "Rock Solid", Matthew Miller calls it "Extremely stable and fluid", Daniel Dumas believes it has made "Major, major improvements" and even Joshua Topolsky in a review that at best is lukewarm, refers to it as "an example of what a next-gen phone platform could be"). Everybody agrees that it's a radical departure from Windows Mobile as we know it now, and it seems most find that to be a good thing. That being said, it appears to me that there is a deep desire amongst some out there to see Microsoft fail, to see Windows Phone falter, and to ultimately have Microsoft leave the mobile space entirely. Personally, I think the "haters" motives behind this can be summed up in two words: Bitterness and Fear.
Who is a hater? Well it's someone who, no matter what, will argue against something. Don't get me wrong - haters aren't those making legitimate arguments against a space (so the people I cited above I wouldn't classify as haters). This piece is aimed at the haters and what motivates them. So let's take a look at these two words, and why I believe they sum up most of the Anti-Windows-Phone-7 sentiment. Read more...