Re: so Desperation
I think it was more a case of everyone hating Microsoft than their phones.
You're seeing the exact kind of stupid shit that MS pulls when it feels the need to, and you're wondering why people avoided it on their phones? People have been putting up with MS's crap for years. Dislike of MS is ingrained into most everyone now and it's something MS have brought onto themselves.
Their Windows phone could have been a *fantastic* OS for all most people know. But no-one cares, when it's MS behind it. (and rightfully so)
Imagine how well an phone "Made by Oracle" would have gone. About the same probably.