'Conflipper' retires from Windows Mobile community

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[[ insert sad face ]] Bad news, everyone. Conflipper, ROM cooker and bearer for all things about HTC, has decided to retire from the community, though we think for understandable reasons.

[[ insert sad face ]] For the last few weeks, he's been going back and forth with HTC over his controversial website 'Shipped ROMS'--they claimed infringement, he claimed that he was just re-hosting what is already in the public domain.

[[ insert sad face ]] Conflipper has been a staple around the Windows Mobile community for the last few years and has provided many sites (including our own) with lots of 'inside' information on the workings of Microsoft and specifically HTC. He never sought famed, preferred to remain anonymous and was always just flat out reliable.

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[[ insert sad face ]] While he chooses to go on hiatus from the scene, we wouldn't be surprised if he returns at some point, providing some great Windows Phone 7 information--but like in the past, you'll rarely know that it's actually coming from him. A loss for the community, we totally know how feels about getting to close to the industry and we know whatever he chooses to focus on next, he'll end up all right.

[[ insert sad face ]] Read his full statement, replete with his entire fascinating history, right here. Good luck CF!

Daniel Rubino
Editor-in-chief

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

2 Comments
  • Sad face indeed. Most of the ROMs I've been enjoying on my Vogue and Rhodium devices have had that "Thanks Conflipper" right up there at the top of the posting.
  • He will definitely be missed! Can't believe companies fight with people like him. He is only helping to promote their overall products...