Paul Thurrott has been both a big vocal supporter and critic of Windows Phone 7, revealing key information but also giving the company "tough love", holding them to a higher standard. In turn, even some players at Microsoft are evidently getting weary of his "rants" against them, with some of them publicly "throwing him under the bus".

Here, in an excerpt for his weekly podcast, Thurrott defends himself and to be honest, we can't blame him too much--we just know that Microsoft is a lumbering juggernaut when they need to be sprite, so most of what has transpired lately is of little surprise to us. Still, we get what he's trying to say and it is meant with good intentions--he wants and more importantly thinks the platform can be a huge success.

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