Braindead TechCast EP15: Silly people suggesting Windows Phone 7 is another Vista – get a grip

Sean and I kind of go all over the map in tonight’s show were we start off talking about the fact that PlayStation owners were told to not even turn on their machines until the folks in charge of the PlayStation network figured out why the network went down in the first and then fix it. So in effect you had a $300 to $400 paperweight – a pretty looking paperweight but a paperweight all the same.

The one story that got us both going was the people yammering on about how bad Microsoft was for not letting older smartphones be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 7 Series once it gets released. One even called it another Vista moment for the company. Here’s a hint – it’s not. In fact this might be the smartest move Microsoft could have made.

Finally we shake our heads at the news that our friend Art Lindsey III was denied a press pass for the SXSWi conference coming up in Austin in pretty short order. A tech blogger for a major tech blog gets turned down while the editor he was going with to help cover the event had no problem. Personally I think some serious questions as to why should be asked of the people in charge at SXSW because this is wrong.

Posts referred to in tonight’s show.

PlayStation Network Service Restored – PlayStation Blog
Windows Phone 7 Series Won’t Work on Existing Devices? – SiliconANGLE
Why is Austin More “Exclusive” than Washington DC? – SiliconANGLE

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