Currently I’m living in Greece but I’m in the process of moving abroad.
A few months back, I bought a Windows Phone 7 LG-E900 which I knew didn’t support Greek. I bought it, despite the huge problem, because it cost me only 200€ without a carier contract and because I knew when Mango would come, it would be worth the wait.
At the time, I was forced to create a new live ID, different from my msn, because I wanted access to the marketplace. At the creation process I chose UK as my country. Over the months, I have installed several applications and I also created some data collections.
Of coarse all this time, I couldn’t and still can’t sign in with zune, because my computers locale is different.
Now that Mango is almoste out there, I find my self in the possition to deal with this inexplicable limitation. To make matters worse, if I create a new live ID for Greece, and actually transfer my contacts and re-install applications, I have to inform all my contacts about my new live ID, if I want to use MSN intergration
Because I’m in the process to migrate to another, I get discouraged to even think about doing these all over again for the new country’s specific live ID.
In the age of globalization and with a Europe that promotes rellocating, I can’t really understand why they are still imposing this limitations.
I’m starting to think that WP7 was a wrong choice. Don’t get me wrong, it is great but as with other, a something great can be destroyed from the inside, in our case by Microsoft’s decisions on the matter.