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  • Windows Mobile Developers Join Verizon for Apple Bashing





    The Windows Mobile development team has unleashed a subtle but stinging new video that promotes the Windows Marketplace for Mobile at Apple's expense.

    Indirectly addressing the glut of "pointless apps" that line Apple's App Store, the ad gently pokes fun at the superfluous applications that supposedly waste our time and serve little purpose.

    According to Todd Bishop's Microsoft blog at Tech Flash:

    That seems to be the underlying message in this spoof video posted on YouTube today by Microsoft's Windows Mobile Dev team, even though it features fictional Microsoft lab staff, and Apple is never mentioned by name.
    Although Microsoft continues to expand its virtual store's library by leaps and bounds since its October 6th grand opening, the company still offers only a paltry number of apps in comparison to Apple's current whopping catalog of 85,000 applications.

    The parody, however, also chides Apple's recent hypocritical behavior in determining which apps to accept or reject. In the video, the characters suggest ridiculous apps that Microsoft may have also shot down - including apps that shock the owner and create fake mustaches.

    Microsoft is trying to drum up interest in its rival to the App store, dubbed Windows Marketplace for Mobile, which launched earlier this month in conjunction with the Windows Mobile 6.5 release.
    Despite a flurry of recent attacks - including those by Verizon - Apple is largely unaffected. Having posted record quarterly earnings this week and then thrilling Apple fans with a slate of new offerings, the folks at Apple are probably laughing right along with the rest of us at the not-so-gentle jabs that have come flying from all directions.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Windows Mobile Developers Join Verizon for Apple Bashing started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 99 Comments
    1. DontBeJealous's Avatar
      DontBeJealous -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      Unfortunately they pretty much sum up the AppStore.

      85,000 apps.......probably 80,000 of them are useless.
      Unfortunate but true.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by TooSlo View Post
      (Note: When I say brick, I don't mean it in the iphone users here sense that they have to reformat. I'm talking use the damn thing as a paperweight type brick)
      I thought that WAS the meaning of "brick." At least that's what it meant when the word originated in the PSP hacking scene when I was a big part of it.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      But that still leaves 5000 useful apps and, I don't know about you but I can't fit 5000 apps on my phone....
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      What's really disappointing to think about is when CS5 comes out with direct .app export. Do you realize what that means? That means that I could make an app. And that's a bit frightening.
      Don't worry, Apple will keep your app in limbo for the rest of eternity while not telling you why they won't approve it, while still accepting the money you spent on the developer license.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      A typical true story: My boss owns 2 BB's and a Moto Q, uses them only for phone calls and messaging, everything else is complex (for him). I whip out my iPhone, check calendar for our project list, check task status for the different production runs, check delivery schedule for supplies, jot down notes for upcoming product runs, make a purchasing list linked to the actual projects, email status reports to several customers and maintain communication with our production crew...all from just TWO apps from the iPhone. 4,998 to go!
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      A typical true story: My boss owns 2 BB's and a Moto Q, uses them only for phone calls and messaging, everything else is complex (for him). I whip out my iPhone, check calendar for our project list, check task status for the different production runs, check delivery schedule for supplies, jot down notes for upcoming product runs, make a purchasing list linked to the actual projects, email status reports to several customers and maintain communication with our production crew...all from just TWO apps from the iPhone. 4,998 to go!
      So you showed him things that he can do with other smart phones as well, except for that whole "I can't multitask" bit? And he bit on it?

      Wish I were still slinging cell phones for a living, that'd be a hell of a cash cow right there!
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by icreepin View Post
      Have you took a look at the android OS? its completely opensource so anyone can develope and change anything on the phone. The hardware that the OS runs on is faster with more memory then the Iphone, Pre, and BB storm.

      I have developed (for a private firm) apps for BB, Iphone, and WM devices and will be doing the same for android.

      I can honestly say from a corporate stand point the android is more favorable then the BB devices, from a private stand point the android is going to give the Iphone a run for its money.
      My wife has the myTouch, honestly I think it's a way better phone than the iPhone, it costs less, has expandable memory, a user changeable battery, is 100% customizable and is faster (much, much faster than my 3G iPhone, if it weren't my work phone I'd switch).
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      But that still leaves 5000 useful apps and, I don't know about you but I can't fit 5000 apps on my phone....
      Yeh and about 4900 of them are games and I don't think games can be considered as "apps", imo. So that leaves about 100 useful apps, maybe even less.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Yeh and about 4900 of them are games and I don't think games can be considered as "apps", imo. So that leaves about 100 useful apps, maybe even less.
      lol where do you all keep coming up with these statistics? are you all just randomly pulling it out of your a$$es? But...other companies like BB consider games as apps too... There are just different categories of applications that's all.
    1. kwickone's Avatar
      kwickone -
      On a side/related note: have any of you actually tried Windows Mobile 6.5? I have used a custom pre-release 6.5 ROM on my old HTC Kaiser. What a piece of shite! It is slow, clunky and cumbersome. And with the lack of the multi-touch (and sensitive...I forget the term) screen, you have to press really hard to get anything to happen.

      It goes back to the old saying: "you can't polish a turd".
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Quote Originally Posted by TooSlo View Post
      So you showed him things that he can do with other smart phones as well, except for that whole "I can't multitask" bit? And he bit on it?

      Wish I were still slinging cell phones for a living, that'd be a hell of a cash cow right there!
      It wasn't that he couldn't do them or can't multitask. It just seems more fluid and intuitive in the iPhone. Perception, is all. Having said that, I've done the same things with my old BB and Nokia E61 series. Yes I can do all those things, just not as fun!
    1. imirish02's Avatar
      imirish02 -
      I thought this was pretty funny.
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Waaaaah! Waaaah! Microsoft has a sense of humor! Waaaah! Waaaah! They're doing the same thing Apple does to them and it's not fair and it's desperate and shows that Apple is better than them in every way because they aren't supposed to be made fun of! Waaaaah! Waaaaah!

      Retards. You people are the only bad reason to own a Mac.
    1. ddonuts4's Avatar
      ddonuts4 -
      Lol a gps app with just a little red pin that says u are here! Lol. Apple would have rejected all but the moustache one

      I bet half of microsofts employees have some apple product lol
    1. kwickone's Avatar
      kwickone -
      Nevermind. Taking the high road
    1. qumahlin's Avatar
      qumahlin -
      I don't understand thier point..due to the fact that Android is open source instead of being 85,000 useless apps there will be 1,850,000 useless apps for Android?

      Seriously, what are they trying to say here? That people developing for Android are only going to make useful stuff?
    1. enjoimike69's Avatar
      enjoimike69 -
      funny, but i doubt apple really cares. It not like microsoft dissing apple is going to make me not by there products
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      I have my account settings set to email me whenever someone responds to a thread I've posted in, and I am really considering changing that at this point because of the garbage that keeps popping up in my mailbox.

      Who gives a sh!t how many apps are available for a phone? Who cares if you convince a random stranger to buy an iPhone? Just because you like the phone doesn't mean it's the best. Seriously, I don't want a phone with a million apps available. I want a phone that does what I need it to do. If a phone came out with 6 features (multitouch screen, iTunes integration, Slingplayer Mobile, real web/email, stereo Bluetooth, and dedicated IMing), I'd buy it. But you see, there's not a single phone on the market with all 6 of those features. So I settle with my iPhone with Beejive. My mom likes the Samsung Gravity better than the iPhone, because she texts and calls. There is no "better" phone. There are phones with different, "better" features, but the "best" phone depends on what you want your phone to do.

      That's what I think this ad is for. If you want a phone that's not gonna be loaded up with all kinds of junk and toys, the Windows Marketplace might be for you.

      And let me tell you, if the Hero had Slingplayer Mobile and was compatible with T-Mobile 3G, I'd buy it in an instant.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You can unsubscribe to individual threads if it bothers you
    1. supreme-livin's Avatar
      supreme-livin -
      i dont even know what to say

      this is what its come to?

      i think everyone need to find a new marketing plan, do u see nike adds sayin what **** reebok is??????????

      how do i get the last 2 min and 17 secs back of my life back cause this is a waste of time