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If you’ve ever even been the least bit curious about Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, Microsoft has made it easy for iPhone and Android owners to check out the experience in the privacy of their own phone without any installations.

Just point your mobile browser to http://aka.ms/wpdemo and you can access an interactive HTML5 page. The demo allows you to experience the look and feel of the Windows Phone 7.5 interface, as well as walks you through some common tasks such as checking email and sending a text message.

Overall, the page is very responsive and gives a nice introduction to Windows Phone 7.5 for a first time user. It remains to be seen if this tool will actual convert someone to Windows Phone, but Microsoft has definitely come up with a very simple and creative way to get a taste of its software into the hands of its competitor’s customers.

source: Microsoft via Gizmodo

Try out Windows Phone on Android or iPhone

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posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:28 1

1. alx33 (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Doesn't work for my ipod touch 4G. It's just stuck on loading

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 22:37 18

7. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


its because iOS is too slow to run it. Runs fine on my SGSII

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 23:01 4

11. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


i guarantee ios runs a hundred times smoother than your cheap plastic samsung turd.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 23:09 3

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


it runs fine on my 4s.. dont fool yourself

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 23:38 7

13. Nathan (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Runs perfectly smooth on my Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4S. :D

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 23:49

14. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


well not as many people are as lucky as u

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 13:55

19. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Ran fine on my iPhone. :)

It may be your internet connection?

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:28 2

2. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


It would be cool if someone could make an app to replicate the WP7 experience on other OS's. To bad the patent war is going on now. Microsoft is not beyond suing individuals for insignificant things. They once sued a kid named Mike Rowe because he made a website called mikerowesoft.com saying that he was infringing on them. That was before all this patent BS... imagine now... they'd have him on death row.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:42

4. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


That would be a great idea for Microsoft to do, apple would never approve the app but it would be great on android. And it would solve the choppiness I spoke of in my other post and allow for a Much more feature rich demo. Maybe Microsoft could even throw in some trial versions Of the Xbox live games they publish themselves. This would be a big boost.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:38

3. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Its not a bad demo. You get a good idea of some of the basics. However, the scrolling is a little choppy, not a big thing but coming from someone who had wp7 a few days ago its very noticeable. Wp7 scrolling is like pushing a leaf on water. Smooth as can be. Maybe smoother than ios. They should have included other demos like the music and games hub. Show people how zune and Xbox live work on it.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:56

5. networkdood (Posts: 6264; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Was it a flash-based demo??

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 22:51 2

8. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


HTML5. In the article, for those who read it.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:57 1

6. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


This is nifty I like it and to experience a little bit of WP on my android device makes me curious to look into future WPs that come out even though I've been disappointed in MS ever since they stopped supporting ZuneHD itself. Oh well, nice demo though.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 22:54 1

9. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Ironically enough, IE9 on WP7 on HD7 states that it is not supported. :P I love my windows phone, but this is kind of embarassing.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 03:13 1

16. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I git the same message when I tried on my focus a few days ago. I just assumed its because on a windows phone you don't need a demo.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 22:56 1

10. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Hey Microsoft! Why don't you put some working demo phones in stores instead of those fake ones with the sticker on the home screen? Let me try it out with my own eyes and fingers. This web site doesn't impress me.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 03:15 1

17. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Try an att. Store. A corporate store. Irk about authorized retailers or mall kiosks, or other carriers, but att has working models at corporate stores.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 02:56

15. savien808 (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Worked great on my HTC Sensation! The windows ui is really nice, sleek and easy!
Its really nice but id prefer android.
But it doesnt hurt to try something different!

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 13:41

18. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


screen shots taken on the Nexus Prime i see. :)

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 16:35

20. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


That's pretty cool that Microsoft did that, it gives you an idea of what the OS is like.

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