WinMobile.se to Close After Microsoft Denies Funding to iPhone Using EditorNovember 8, 2011 4 Comments
This is a tricky one here.
WinMobile.se editor-in-chief Toni Johansson just informed the world that he will be shutting down the leader on Windows Phone news in Sweden. That in itself is a pretty sad story but it gets pretty weird once you hear why.
Toni was looking for funding from Microsoft to give his site a facelift. After months of negotiating, he was turned down because of what showed underneath his email
I have got the money to make a real effort to give your site a facelift â€“ metro design, HTML5, Iâ€™ve signed the people that will do the work, and also checked some other things that we could do to help to manage the site â€“ but seriously, â€“ you really put an end to that today (see yellow below).
Not a chance that weâ€™ll continue after this!
Sent from my iPhone
In anger, he has now declared that he will be shutting down the website.
After 6 years as the no 1 leading Windows Phone site in Sweden, winMobile.se is hereby closing the store.
They also remarked that I use an iPad, which I do, its great to write articles on when out travelling for example. The only chance of us getting back on track would be if I stopped using the iPhone privately. So, Im thinkingâ€¦if Microsoft would like to start controlling my life, where will it stop? I got a NAS running Linux, will I have to give that up? My spouse doesnâ€™t use a Windows Phone, does she has to switch phone too? Considering their truly childish behavior you never know.
Although I do not agree with Anders Wedahl, the Microsof employee who wrote the email, if I was asking for cash from McDonalds – I wouldn’t walk in there with a Burger King Crown on. Anders Wedahl from Microsoft didn’t have to reply with such a taunting email and Microsoft should see to it that its employees stay professional. I believe Toni should have seen to it that he used a Windows Phone when dealing with Microsoft or atleast hid that small little part about using an iPhone.
What do you guys think? Who’s right? Who’s Wrong?
Hopefully WinMobile.se stays open as it remains a great spot for news in Sweden.