I want to start out by saying I was lied to. It’s not really all that big of a deal because I’m a forgiving person and tend to get over things rather quickly, as long as it’s not some terrible douche-baggery (for more info see Here.) But for Microsoft to have missed such a major “thing” in the creation of their OS, which is supposed to “not need” copy and paste due to their “intensive hotlinking”, despite an update being rushed to the market to add it, this is unacceptable. Microsoft usually just tells you straight faced that a product just isn’t ready. Instead they claimed you just didn’t need it and I know they were full of crap.
Okay, imagine you’re using an awesome new Windows Phone device, because you’re a lucky bastard with excellent taste in cellular communication technology. You’re browsing, texting, and gaming your heart out an then you get a text from your buddy.
“Hey dude. New house, kick ass party. Here is the address: 123 Why Can’t I Save This Address To My Contact Drive”
Seriously searched high and low, left and right, and all other deliniations of space and time you can imagine and can’t find a single way to do this. Yeah, the address will allow you to map it, and I’m not too bad at finding a location once I’ve been there already but I did get rather hammered at said party. The memory exists as somewhat of a swirled cornucopia of college party experience that I’m not going to get into, but suffice it to say that it’s not conducive to sustained navigation abilities. Point is, I don’t remember where this guy lives and I left one of my shoes there (yes, just one of my shoes.) I go back to map out the guys address in an attempt to find my shoe and have fallen victim to an arguably bad habit of my own.
I have a weird habit of wanting to clear my sms messages from my phone in an attempt to display some sense of cleanliness and order. This is my other point of contention with WP that I haven’t seen anyone else irked about yet. No way to clear the entire sms folder. I got into this habit on WinMo because too many texts would cause the program to run slow as a turtle with blunt force trauma to the head and a couple of broken legs. Now I do it because it makes finding the more important texts easier because I just delete all the dumb shit that accumulates over time. I don’t need to keep messages from other drunk friends and they do nothing but bury the text my room mate sent me to pick up toilet paper on the way home. Guess which one was more important…
Back to my original point. If I had been able to save this address to my contact this wouldn’t be a problem. Instead I’m forced to scrounge around for some pen and paper (or fairly flat portion of uninked skin at the time) to write his freaking address down on. It’s just frustrating for me as a consumer when I get told that I won’t need it because they thought of every instance you would and “hotlinked” it. That’s just bullshit because that’s a very simple thing to need. I don’t mind being told a product isn’t done or isn’t finished, but to come up with some lame excuse to placate me as you get your shit together is not cool. I know there is an update next month that will solve this issue but it’s a major pain in my ass and needs to be said. Microsoft tried to pull some Steve Jobs shit and realized their customers actually do know something about what it takes to create and integrate software solutions into existing Operating Systems and might just do it our own damn selves if you wait too long. Jobs would have every XDA member in thumbscrews if the iPhone had that sort of dedicated independent development community. In conclusion, screw Microsoft for basically being a lying ass, but at least it’s still not an iPhone.