imageHow many times will blogs post on Eldar Murtazin’s lies and give him a platform from which to spread his crap?  There’s a few things we know. Eldar has not only been wrong on his latest ‘leaks’ about Windows Phones and Nokia, but he’s been so staggeringly wrong as to lose any credibility he may have had (like when he said that Andy Lees would be in a Nokia-MSFT merger meeting after Andy Lees had left Microsoft). He used to be a credible source of information but that’s long past and now he’s used his past record as a method to just make things up and spread whatever misinformation he feels like spreading. Probably just a way to make himself feel lie he’s still relevant. His tweets are thoughts – not fact and not leaks. He’s like the National Enquirer that may get something right once in a while but shouldn’t be considered a news source.

If you want to know about Windows Phone 8, we know very little about it. We don’t even know if it’s core will be a Windows (NT) or CE core. And even if we did know that, it wouldn’t necessarily tell us whether it would run Silverlight and XNA. At this point though, Microsoft is clear that apps will be backwards compatible. Everything else is rumor and if it’s from Eldar, it may be worse than that…


  1. @iChris, you are totally wrong there. Could please post some genuine and credible source other than ABMer site InfoWorld. Everyone in the world knows that InfoWorld is biased against Microsoft and they were proven totally wrong lot of times. So picking up some hearsay site or a proven liar like InfoWorld or Eldar as reference will malign your credibility and reputation.

  2. Do this:

    Type in Silverlight 6


    Silverlight needs to go bye bye. It’s better than Flash, I’ll give it that, but closed ecosystems on the Web are a thing of the past. Only devices can support a closed ecosystem, but the web is unilaterally embracing HTML5 technology. Even MS is with Windows 8. The metro crap on win8 is HTML5.

  3. Just to clear things up though there’s two ‘versions’ of Silverlight. One is in browser and one is not. When we’re talking about apps we’re not within a browser so it’s not a plugin. It’s more akin to XNA – a platform to develop within with managed code.

  4. @iChris
    >>but closed ecosystems on the Web are a thing of the past. Only devices can support a closed ecosystem, but the web is unilaterally embracing HTML5 technology.

    Last time when I checked Windows Phone is a device not web

  5. yep, but i don’t see them keeping it around just for wp devs when they could focus their attention on xna and html5 where it can be used in other places for profit. SL is a dying tech, just like Flash was (I pushed the same mentality about flash and was right in that regard so far… only a matter of time before it disappears from computers too – then again, as a computer security specialist, I have a certain place in Hell for Adobe products…)

  6. Well for that matter WP as a device and platform supports Silverlight moving forward, please watch MIX11 and Brandon Watson reiterated it, OTOH, IE9 as platform on WP7 currently doesn’t support Silverlight and may not in future. I don’t see any issue there, probably I need to wear Apple Fanboi or copy cat robots glasses to see the issue.

  7. And at the same time I reserve my thoughts until I see WP8, but at the same hand I don’t think Microsoft would drive away their assets, developers, easily with that idea of not supporting SL at device level.

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