re: Windows Phone Users Wait Impatiently For Updates
I'm an iPhone user but I'm ready for a new phone. Since I've moved my iPhone to a pre-pay provider, I'm hesitant to do a new two-year deal contract just to get a new smart phone. I will consider the 1020 but I'm very concerned about two things:
ONE: The 1020 is an AT&T exclusive. This crap has to stop. I can get the latest iPhone or Samsung device on any carrier. This is an absolutely HUGE disadvantage, especially if I have to do a two year contract. This kind of crap needs to stop. Customers want flexibility, not lock-in. The market has clearly spoken on this and Apple's initial AT&T deal was a one time thing because it truly redefined the market. Newsflash Balmer -- that won't work anymore and it's a huge missed opportunity to grow your platform. I know Nokia is your sock puppet so don't even try to say you don't control the OEMs.
TWO: Microsoft isn't adding features fast enough. Since you cannot force more apps to be written, Microsoft needs to make sure app support is WP8's ONLY objective disadvantage. That means it must meet or exceed ALL the features of its competitive platforms and the only way to do that is to release updates as fast as possible. As a software developer, I can appreciate the complexity and risk of rapid improvements but Microsoft's third place status is so far from the leaders, it's almost a joke. They need bring the full capabilities of the organization to this problem. Time is something they do not have. (And that goes double for tablets).