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WMExperts Podcast Episode 73


Malatesta and Phil talk Phil's new phone, some HD2 news, software from the Marketplace and take a couple of your questions.

Top o' the news

Hardware news

Software news

Microsoft news

Community

Thanks to Elliott for the e-mail. And for more on looking up IEMI numbers, try wikiHow. (And here's Mal's Kikkoman link. We're givers.)

Drop us a line. E-mail podcast@wmexperts.com. Call us at (866) 904-5882 ext. 222. Hit us up on Twitter - @wmexperts, Deiter, Phil, Malatesta, George, Tim.

Credits

Thanks to the WMExperts Store for sponsoring the podcast. Thanks also to these great artists for the music and to CCMixter.org for offering a great database of Creative Commons music!

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Hi,
I love your podcast and still follow it although I don't use an WinMo phone any more as my primary device.
In episode 73 one of your listeners asked you what keeps you with WinMo devices.

I would like to share my opinion on this.
It's always useful to have someone acting as "Devil's Advocate". Helps everyone see the whole picture, not just the one we want to see.
I've used devices based on WinCE and WinMo since 1999 and loved every minute of it.
I went through about 30 different devices.
Beginning July I jumped ship and bought an HTC Magic.
I liked the OS (it was a huge step up from WinMo 6.1)
But the quality of apps in the Android market tempered my enthusiasm. After 1 month I had enough.
Beginning August sold it and bought iPhone 3Gs.
I'm still missing some of the features of Android such as easy customization and active desktop (I love active weather widgets), but I came to realise something:

-With WinMo and Android I was spending a lot of time tinkering with the device trying to make it work as per my heart liking.
Don't get me wrong, I loved doing it, and learned a lot on the way but still it was spending time on tweaking the device instead of using it.

-With the iPhone (maybe due to it's closed nature) I found myself doing more useful things, like reading, listening to podcasts and audio books, than just trying to fix the system.

I know will be people arguing against it, but I thought I would share my take on this.
Keep up the good work.