Twitter finally hits Zune HD
The Zune HD (read our reviews here and here) is still not a Windows Mobile phone, no matter how much I wish it to be so. (And no matter how many times I try talking into it.) That said, it desperately has been in need of a Twitter application. Microsoft finally delivered. Sort of.
I'm so distraught over the $@!#^& automatic censoring that's built in (and can't be turned off), I can't even bring myself to review it. (And don't get me started on the settings menu.) The good news is Microsoft reportedly is updating the app to remove the censorship. But, c'mon, guys. That never should have made it out the door.
There is a bit of good news in that Microsoft dropped the ads from its "utility" apps. But it still takes way to long to launch the calculator. Ugh.
Anyhoo, we'll let our pal Matt Miller from ZDNet and NokiaExperts fame do his thing. Thanks for taking one for the team here, Matt. Check out his full rundown at ZDNet, and peep his video after the break.
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And you hold hopes for WinMo 7 - this device has been out how long now? And how many Apps does it have? They don
If anyone was in any doubt as to Microsoft's incompetence, stupidity and complete lack of understanding of the mobile space this is all the proof you need. I will never use a google phone due to their data collection policies nor an apple phone because of their mantra of dictatorship but there is no doubt, Windows Mobile's best days are behind it.
this is the first twitter am with parental control build right in, so parents wont' have to wonder if their children are reading curse words on twitter when they use the twitter app on the zune. (MSFT should market it as such), but also release an update that the user can change the options in the twitter app settings and password lock the settings page.
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