Monday, March 8, 2010
Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 OS will not run any apps developed for its previous versions. It has put its proverbial foot in the sandy marketplace and said no to expectations that all versions of Windows run all the applications ever written for it, and traded "backward compatibility" for a "clean slate."
I think it's the dumbest smart thing Microsoft has done recently, at least on the brand and marketing front. I can name three reasons:
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