Friday, May 13, 2011

Verizon Customers Awaiting Windows Phone 7

I, like others, have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of a Windows Phone 7 to hit Verizon.  It's been a long road of rumors, speculation, and corporate silence.  

Every day 2 or more articles pop up covering the same shit that someone else reported on.  I'm not going to do that here.  I'm more interested in expressing my anger on how poorly the release has been handled.  Who's to blame?  I don't know, don't care anymore, I'm just bored and thought I'd write this.  I'm not going to make any empty threats to jump ship from Verizon, no phone is worth that and Verizon could care less anyways.  

Why am I so upset?  Because I'm a small time developer who will not release his apps until he can test them on actual hardware.  I'm in a unique position.  On one hand I could go to Craigslist and buy a unlocked version of the phone for testing.  On the other hand what if the rumors were true and one week from now that damn phone finally comes in on Verizon and I've just threw $299 down the drain on a phone that I can't activate because it's on AT&T. 

On to my point.  Microsoft did say June, but all the shitty factless news coverage kept bringing me hope that I wouldn't have to waste money on an unlocked phone.  That just maybe, just maybe, I'd have a phone I could use on Verizon.  I guess I share some fault here because I gambled.  I just wish someone at Verizon or Microsoft would have spoke up to squash the rumor mill.

Sigh, I'm just another person ranting though and anxiously waiting...
On a good note, at least I have extra time to polish my apps as I wait.

If you're interested in hearing the voice of many on this matter, follow this link

To keep continuity, I like others, have posted this without any research or facts to back me up.  Really I should hate myself for adding to the mindless cloud of WP7 coverage.  I do and will probably drown my sorrow away tonight.

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