Published on October 29th, 2012 | by Tawann Guice0
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 Launch Was Convincing But Perhaps Not As Impressive As Expected
Don’t let the title of this post fool you. I am as much a fan boy of #Windows, #Windows Phone, #Microsoft and anything else associated with MS or Win as any Apple or Mac fan boy is. This still won’t stop me from stating the obvious and rendering the bare facts about anything tech.
For starters; Microsoft has something special with Windows Phone 8! It is an even more refined way at personalizing “YOUR” Smartphone to your lifestyle. Unlike Android phones that allow you to customize, and iOS devices that allow you to…Well…Break it to make it, WP8 is more of what the iPhone doesn’t allow you to do, and less of what Android does. If the last statement seems to have flow over you something like the debris that’s flying over my home at the current moment, (Thank you Sandy) let me put it all to you as simple as I can. Everything you want, your way without sacrificing device stability, and or voiding your warranty.
Now for something most unexpected. Microsoft didn’t impress me with this Keynote / Launch as they did with Windows 8 and the Surface launch. I believe that having jumped such a high hurdle with last weeks Surface launch being the first actual iPad competitor, MS may have actually put so much energy into that event that the Windows Phone 8 launch had a tough time following such a stellar release. The most particular of fails (yea I said it) today came with team WP not announcing anything having to do with Instagram integration into the new operating system’s software. Those were key points that seemed to have slipped into the crevices leading to the fifth dimension, and hopefully not forgotten about while now living in Bizarro World. The next would be Skype being new and Fully updated instead of intergraded into the O.S. as well. BUMMER!!! We need that! Lastly the great deal of Windows Phone 7 users that (unlike myself) won’t be upgrading to a Windows Phone 8 device? 7.8 was supposed to be the happy medium that gives these users something to look forward to instead of nothing at all. The current word on WP7.8 is that it is still slated to be released, just not before WP8 has made it to store shelves. It has been floating around the internet that MS has not even begun work on the medium OS update; which is why there was no talk about it. Come on MS, lets clean this up right and fast; please!!
Considering all that Microsoft has done over the last month, most specifically with the joining of the WP8, XBOX, Surface, and Desktop ecosystems, there is still a great deal of promise as well as comfort in knowing that their strides in attempting to solidify a new position at the number two spot will be that much more closer than ever before. The remainder of the year should pan out very well for Microsoft and the Windows / Windows Phone 8 design. Check out Engadget’s on hand WP8 device walk through.