Originally Posted by skybolt
May be some of that, I cerntainly won't argue that point, but you also need to take in to account that MS killed alot of there plan's for them during the past year.
That doesn't excuse the extreme premature launch of the Echo, Yes JMO.
Yeah it seems with no WMC in embedded 8 and now locking out non-XBox extenders, that Ceton just got dumped on. Pretty crappy of MSFT to work with them on the Q and the Echo (to the extent that they licensed stuff and whatever else goes into that) while probably planning this the entire time.
One thing I will hold out hope for is that Ceton can find a way to make the Echo work with 8. The tweet says that MSFT doesn't support it. The hair splitter in me says that is different than saying they have locked it out. A lot of things are made for, both software and hardware, for Windows that are not supported by MSFT, but still function just fine. As long as the terms of service don't limit extenders to the XBox, if Ceton is willing to put forth the effort, they should be able to make it work themselves.
I'm probably just being optimistic though.