Windows Phone 7 Walkthrough
With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft proves that it is not the stagnant giant not capable, or not seeing the need for a change. Really, who would have thought that the Redmond-based software developer will successfully do what seems to be the hardest step sometimes – start over from the beginning.
Not only has it started from scratch, but the OS the company has built is surely a great product that is already a worthy competitor in the smartphone market. But will it be enough in order to shake iOS's well-established base, or Android's ever-increasing momentum?
In terms of pure software experience, we believe the answer is “yes”. Windows Phone 7 provides a fun to use interface, which really feels next-gen, while its multimedia and internet capabilities are among the best in class. Well, it will take it some time to catch up with the Android Market, let alone the App Store, but who knows, if everything goes according to plan, the Markeplace might grow to a respectable size pretty soon. In terms of hardware though, the new platform will of course be dependent on the devices that manufacturers will produce. Microsoft, however, seems to have learned from Apple in this case, providing manufacturers with minimum hardware requirements for their phones. This will guarantee a smooth and seamless performance on all devices that choose to carry Windows Phone 7. With this move though, Microsoft makes a statement that it wants its piece of the high-end cake, leaving the lower end of the smartphone spectrum to be occupied by Android, at least for the time being.
That said, we feel very positive about Windows Phone 7. It marks the long-awaited return of a once pioneering player on the field, only this time, it seems it's here to stay.
This was a walkthrough of the Windows Phone 7 operating system. If you want to see how it performs on a real phone, feel free to check our HTC Surround Review and Samsung Focus Review.
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1. grags (unregistered)
look at the palm pre review. PA pretty much said the same thing. hopefully they hire a good advertising company that won't scare away customers with commercials.
2. WP7Fan (unregistered)
Im just glad its getting general good reviews across the board. Everyone from CNET, Engadget, Pocketnow, and of course PhoneArena seem to have the general conclusion which is the OS for a first release 1.0 Release is a huge leap in the right direction and can compete witih android or iOS devices. The phones, general performance, and other features is a great starting point and should only serve to get better with time. I just wish CDMA Carriers would speed things along with picking these devices up. I would love to get one of these phones on a network like Verizon or even Sprint.
3. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)
Next year HTC 7 Pro coming to sprint. Pretty much the Touch Pro 2 with WP7.
4. lallolu (unregistered)
Please can one change the language like in iphone and android phones without installing another ROM
5. drewsadik (unregistered)
ahhhhhhhhhhhh! i cant decide! android or windows phone 7!
idk! android is so big, and has awesome phones but windows phone 7 is awesome too! someone help me plz!
6. jace (unregistered)
well I got burnt by windows with the htc diamond.
got the HTC Hero and never looked back, now waiting for the htc desire HD, will never ever ever trust microsoft again.
7. Cattaur (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Aug 2008)
Would it be possible to upgrade the current Windows Mobile 6.5 phones to the new Windows Phone 7 system?