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rlawson346
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rlawson346,
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11/10/2011 | 1:39:24 PM
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Tons of errors in this article. If this article is true, I must be the luckiest guy on Earth. My WP7 device has Bing.

Also, ditto on Red Panda's comment below. A basic fact check before posting is in order. Most of these errors could have been easily prevented.
VasyaPupkinsan
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11/5/2011 | 8:33:10 AM
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For WP7 agitated fanboys. Read the article...
"We're working to release the same consistent experience for RIM and Windows Phone 7 devices in the future," said Basu.
So there will be a bLing aPP for WP7.
VasyaPupkinsan
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11/5/2011 | 8:25:13 AM
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Bing sounds ridiculously ostentatious. Just one ugly word I hate to pronouce. The same as Zune, Metro..... can't stand it.
WinPho 7 and its Metro is one retarded conception, no matter what.
waynejk
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waynejk,
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11/4/2011 | 4:26:01 PM
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Windows Phone 7 (and especially 7.5 Mango) IS Bing. The whole OS is Bing. A strength of the Windows Phone platform is integration and not having to launch a separate app for every little thing. Please use a Windows Phone before critiquing it.
andrewonedegree
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11/4/2011 | 10:28:53 AM
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Couple of points that are WRONG in this. Silverlight is not supported on iOS and Android to deliver apps. Secondly WP7 has a far more powerful version of Bing - which includes scout, voice search, video search, barcode recognition etc etc. Also this is a hybrid app, which means elements have been written in HTML 5, so that will be the presentation layer only, not anything to do with how it works. Remember that the app will be doing all its main work via services running in Windows Azure!

Finally re Silverlight. Silverlight the name maybe dead in the long term, but Silverlight is not dead. It has another version coming and is essentially Metro and guess what, Windows Phone applications are delivered using Silverlight!

Metro is Windows 8 native application language. So PLEASE get your facts right. Silverlight is XAML with c#, vb etc .NET managed code. Metro apps are guess what, XAML with managed code delivered via c# and vb etc .net syntax. Sure some include libraries have changed, but they change between different releases of .NET in any case! Yes I know you can write "apps" using HTML 5, but you are limited in what you can deliver with HTML 5....

Essentialy Silverlight has moved from being a niche web technology for Microsoft to a core technology used to deliver a single type of experience and design framework across all devices....Silverlight the name maybe dead in the long run, but XAML with Managed Code and .NET libraries are becoming the core of microsoft deliverables and technology for developers...The name may change though to WinRT and Metro...But whats in a name!
Red Panda
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11/3/2011 | 7:30:06 PM
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What do you mean that Bing is not on Windows Phone 7? It certainly is, it even has it's own dedicated button. Not only does it have a dedicated button, but the Bing on Windows Phone 7 is much more than just search. It includes Local Scout, Music Identification (a la Shazam or Sound Hound), Vision (bar code scanner), and voice recognition.


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