I'm tuning into the Windows Phone 7 keynote, you can watch the stream here:
This platform really looks amazing. So polished in comparison to my Droid X. Why isn't Verizon getting this?!?!?!
I used to be Windows Only from the 80's until only just a few years ago. Microsoft needs to stop standing in a room with their hands on their ears yelling "NA NA NA NA I can't hear you!!! LA LA LA LAAA". Mac's are not going anywhere especially now that they can natively run Windows.
Zune was the same way (and still is if I'm not mistaken) and did not come out with a Mac Client when they released it. Apple has had a Windows client for iTunes for nearly 5 years or more. Get with the program Microsoft. Pun Intended.
Third party means NOBODY's coming to the Party or Social or whatever lame marketing tag they put on this latest iteration. It looks great but if you plug it into your computer and it does nothing it's pretty stupid. Although synching directly to machines is eventually going to go the way of the dodo as well.
I'm making these numbers up here, but if you were making an app to sell to a market of 1000 people (900 use Windows, 100 use Mac) and it takes the same level of effort to develop for both platforms, it's obvious prioritize creating a Windows app over a Mac app. When Apple was had iPod/iTunes, they were developing for the 100 users who were on Mac. It was a no-brainer to bring it over to the 900 Windows users in order to get it where it is today.
I believe the Zune software is only used for media syncing, everything else is OTA. So if you like to use two separate devices for phone and media (like me) those Mac users won't suffer too much.
Read more at Engadget www.engadget.com/2010/10/13/microsoft-announces-wi...