The problem is Walt he doesn't understand what he being told.
"12:04PM Walt: Last night Andy Rubin said you had a lot of old code. Stuff that's been around 20 years... is that true or is it new code?
Joe: Well a lot of it is new. We do have a codebase that is older, but much of what we have is new. Look at Linux, core parts of it are based on Unix, which has been around a long time.
Walt: Does that mean there are old parts of Android?
Joe: I couldn't say that."
He trying imply that WP7 is made from parts of Android.
"12:00PM Walt: Now you have how many speed dials...
Joe: We have 16... no 8... 8 speed dial tiles.
Walt: If I wanted to have 15 speed dial contacts, I couldn't do that."
Well Duh!. I reckont Walt's a 12'o clock flasher.
"Walt: Well I downloaded a weather app, and the tile never updated, just like the iPhone, you have to go in and check it.
Joe: Well we'll see people implement that.
Walt: But this is the whole reson d'être of your platform.
This is not a problem with WP7 its a problem that particular application.
Just because that one Application you downloaded doesn't utilise this feature, doesn't automatically equate to it being a fault with the OS.
"12:10PM Walt: So how soon until you get back into the market, before you're back to profitability, back to a good marketshare, up there with Android and Apple?
Joe: I don't know how long...
Walt: Couple months?
Joe: Longer than that.
Walt: Couple of years?
Joe said he didn't know.(I believe) Why retry to get definitive figure?
Maybe Joe doesn't know, its patronising just because the Interviewer thinks they know better/otherwise. If the know otherwise then says.
"Walt: One last thing -- I want to talk about craplets. Why are you letting carriers do it? Why can't you stop it?"