Well, I’m no fan of Microsoft, but I think they screwed up on the latest decision. With Windows Phone series, you can only buy and download apps from the Marketplace. Does this sound familiar.. Yes, It’s a direct copy of the Apple’s App Store that doesn’t allow you to download unauthorized apps and developers have to pay to develop for the phone. Same with Microsoft so say goodbye to the CAB installations. On top of it, you can’t even customize the damn device.
They pretty much screwed themselves by making another closed platform… Now, a Android phone looks even more appealing or a Jailbroken iPhone (if you can jailbreak it per se). Sorry Microsoft, your platform is going to fail since it’s just another shitty closed garden.