The fact that these batteries are failing shows that something very, very strange is happening and there is no way that any corporation or government could sweep it under the carpet.
There is an issue with syncing Google accounts WPCentral , which seems to be more an issue of Google changing their API rather than a bug as such with the phones.
From my own experience with an HTC 8X I had to reset the phone and reinstall apps (no biggy) I set Gmail to forward to Hotmail and copied over all the contacts and since then it has run flawlessly. Battery life with light use is up to three days
I remain to be convined that the Windows phone OS is dead. MSFT still has massive market presence and has a good chance of bulldozing Win 8 and all its siblings through to some sort of success. The big differentiator over previous MSFT moblile OSs is that it isn't rubbish. I have an HTC 8X and despite the very valid concerns over the app availability, the device itself is slick and gorgeous.
I suspect that HTC's strong involvement with MSFT did have a bearing on Apple settling with them; not because they think they're going to die but because they are taking themselves out of the frontline of Jobs' jihad
My ZX80 didn't have a hard drive. It had 1KB of RAM and a crappy cable to connect to an even crappier cassette deck!
Now ALL of you get the heck off MY lawn
AAWP reports the same story in a very different light. How is providing a package that includes the necessary membership of MSFT's dev program with a bunch of other possibly useful goodies, for the same price as joining MSFT's program alone "giving up on developers"
You don't mention the $99 needed to join Apple's iOS program
My brother did a bit of hacking to put Debian on a Psion. I was pretty proud of him at the time!
It may in the TFA (tl:dr) or the same data also reported elsewhere but these figures are only for smartphones. If you include 'feature phones' then Nokia still sold more than World+dog. 76 million I think was the number. Plus you have to include the fact that NOBODY is buying Nokia smartphones at the moment because the entire (niche) market is waiting for Monday to buy 820s and 920s. Nokia's Q4 will look a lot more positive. HTC, although it has put some effort into quite a nice design for the 8X and 8S is still predominantly an Android company and there may be some people holding out for their Winphones but their Android phones should be selling regardless. The trend for HTC seems to be inescapably downwards but Nokia might just pull it off.
I had an HTC Legend a while back. Beautiful little device, but as many have pointed out: No upgrades to the OS
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. -- P. Erdos