wkempf said:vesuvius said:*snip*
Did you read the leaked doc? OEMs are restricted to installing 6 applications beyond those that come with the OS, and those applications must be approved by Microsoft. If a WP7 phone comes with crapware, the one to blame will be Microsoft, not the OEM. That's entirely the opposite of where we are with PCs today. I think it's going to be highly unlikely that any WP7 phone is going to come with what we traditionally think of as crapware. That doesn't necessarily mean it won't come with software you don't like... but that's true even for the iPhone which is entirely under the control of Apple.
I had not read the complete article (@ work) so thanks for the clarification. I still think it's 6 applications too many, but the fact that there is monitoring is both a blessing and a curse I guess.
I've recently got a new OEM machine, and I've still not had the chance to remove the rubbish bundled along with it. It really does detract from the experience. They need to maintain high quality all the way with WP7.