Originally Posted by SecretAgentMan
WM7 may very well change the landscape. My understanding (someone correct me if I'm wrong) is that WM7 apps MUST be loaded from the App Store. This might prove to be an obstacle to some developers.
This is not just an obstacle to developers but to me as a user. I love the fact that I can find an app online for my WinMo phone and install it just like that. I can drag apps from anywhere and generally they will work. I can even decide I want to pay for some apps but generally there will be a free app that is equally as good if not better (just look at GCZII).
There is no way I was going to be locked into iTunes by Apple and I cannot understand why Microsoft would want me to be locked into the MarketPlace. Android doesn't fully tie you in, but they want you to use the App Store.
No way Hosé. I have just bought another two HD2's just to make sure I have a handset still working for the next couple of years with an OS that works and lets me do what I want. Hopefully coders like Tom will keep the updates coming for brilliant apps like this...
There has been talk that MS will bring out a version of WinMo 7 for "Professional" users and that will still be open and based on WinMo 6.5.x (I hope so).