Microsoft produces video on getting work done using only a Windows Phone handset
posted by Alan F. / Jan 19, 2012, 7:46 PM
The main focus of what appears to be part one of a multiple part story is that Mr. Thomas fell asleep during a group meeting and was transported to the middle of nowhere by his co-workers with nothing but a Windows Phone powered handset with him. First, the "Robust Opening Screen" allowed Thomas to know what time it was. He then sent a group email that acknowledged the prank. Using the "Live Tiles" allowed Mr. Thomas to spot a message about some pictures which he discovered were of him passed out at a meeting. Using "Contact History", "Voice Commands" and "Voice-To-Text", Thomas was able to request his calendar and then dictate and send. a text message. Using a couple of features unique to the platform, Doug called up "Local Scout" to find an Italian Restaurant in the area and then pinned walking directions to his Start screen.
Those with a Windows Phone handset probably would find nothing so earth shattering in the video, but for those who stare at an iOS, Android or BlackBerry OS screen all day, it is a chance to see how the others live. And in case the cliff hanger has you on the edge of your seat, part 2 will appear next week.
source: Microsoft via WMPoweruser
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Wow .... Sux
posted on Jan 19, 2012, 7:50 PM 2
Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 20, 2012
implying you dont suck......wp7 is a joke....no custom sms tones....no menu wallpapers....its fast yes....but it is so basic.....such a disappoint
posted on Jan 20, 2012, 3:18 AM 1
Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 02, 2011
It is too basic I agree. Considering Windows Mobile was so configurable and open they did a total 180 with Windows Phone. They totally went after Apple's closed model thinking they were the successful benchmark. Well, Android proved that wrong. Too bad he couldn't do a video call from out there...
posted on Jan 20, 2012, 10:06 AM 1
Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011
I'm in high school and have to do a current event article for government class, and I often use Office on my Samsung Focus on the way to school, to type out and email my current event to my goverment teacher. Very helpful :)
posted on Jan 19, 2012, 7:52 PM 5
droidfans going all out on windows phone/ios like always. Why? Because your dual core ain't snappier than windows phone/ios. I love smartphones as a whole every one has its advantages and disadvantages. But i hate trolls and trolls are mostly android users. I am going to tell you one thing just grow up.
posted on Jan 19, 2012, 10:11 PM 8
Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011
Nice functionality pretty much everything I need on a daily basis is there. Ei. . . WP users can anyone tell me if bluetooth file transfer from WP phone to another WP phone or phones from other OS's possible?
posted on Jan 19, 2012, 10:53 PM 1
Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 11, 2011
You can't bluetooth the file, but WP7 assume you know the person that you are wanting to communicate with. They offer email or skydrive (cloud). Skydrive is handy if you need to pull files from your home computer or your phone while at work.
posted on Jan 20, 2012, 8:40 AM 0
Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011
makes me sad for most of the time I do transfer mp3, mp4, and JPEG files to my mates and vice versa. A bummer for me, but to be honest I really like the looks of this OS, but the strictness bumms me. thnks for the reply.
posted on Jan 20, 2012, 9:16 PM 1
Now that's pretty nice, and all. And some of that is certainly incapable of being done on an iPhone - but an Android phone could do all this and more. :)
posted on Jan 20, 2012, 4:51 AM 1
Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010
Haha, going to send this video to my family... It is a great tutorial for newly adopting smartphone users! This also means it is very boring for the advanced user, but hey. Any exposure is better than no exposure! "If you're not first you're last!!!"
posted on Jan 20, 2012, 1:50 PM 0
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