Yuri is 30pin’s owner and editor. He also works as an online news editor at Kommersant, a Russian business daily, and appeared on Atlas Obscura, Tedium and Nintendo Life.
From handheld devices to car stereos, Windows CE was supposed to power everything but the PC. But its identity was seen as a threat to Windows proper.
The first Apple phone wasn’t a smartphone per se, so why other ones had to be? Some devices displayed unique ideas of a good user experience—and one handset still does.
If you were a computer, how would you drive out a piece of A/V equipment out of the home? In 1990s, the idea was to turn your case black.
Microsoft’s made-for-teens phone was a disaster very few people wanted. People behind it envisioned something better and bolder.
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