It has been a busy week for Microsoft today with the pricing being revealed for its Surface RT Windows tablet, and pre-ordering being made available in a number of countries. As well as this, more news surrounding carrier and retailer availability for Windows Phone 8 handsets has also been coming to light. But what's being discussed in the Windows Phone Central forums?
What kicks us off today is a thread covering the Surface announcement. Are you a happy bunny with the pricing that has been placed next to the purchase button? Many are, some are not, but what's known is that consumers are definitely interested enough to consider placing an order for the next generation tablet. Teetu explains his concerns in a response:
It would have been a difficult decision for Microsoft to make - how to effectively price the Surface. We know many have placed their orders, but have you? What are your thoughts on the pricing of the Windows RT tablet? Be sure to head on over to the "Surface RT pricing revealed" thread to add your opinion.
Advantages of Windows Phone?
Forum user dgr_874 has crafted a thread to outline concerns of Windows Phone. What's worrying the poor fellow is how it's believed Windows Phone simply has no advantage over the competition anymore.
What are your thoughts? Add your $0.02 to the "Is there any advantage to owning a Windows Phone anymore?" thread.
Worries of Windows Phone's future
Apps. Apps. Apps. The little bits of the cake that makes it taste ever so delicious. Consumers have constantly been baffled by the lack of content on the Windows Phone Store, which as been shared by those who look at Windows Phone as a viable alternative to competing platforms, but simply can't switch due to missing apps. iPhonemilk created a thread on the forums detailing concerns of just that.
Microsoft and Nokia have schemes in place to tackle such problems but it has taken a long time to get even the most basic apps onto the platform. While we still wait for the day when an official Instagram app will be available on the Store, one can't help but wonder if the experience really is damaged by 'lack of choice'. What apps would you like to see on Windows Phone?
Head on over to the "iOS user and Windows Phone user, WORRIED about the future of WP" thread to add your voice.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.