Try out Windows Phone on Android or iPhone

Try out Windows Phone on Android or iPhone
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


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20 Comments

1. alx33

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

7. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

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

11. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

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

12. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

13. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

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

14. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well not as many people are as lucky as u

19. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Ran fine on my iPhone. :) It may be your internet connection?

2. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Was it a flash-based demo??

8. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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

6. GeekMovement unregistered

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.

9. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 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.

16. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

10. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

17. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

15. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 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!

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

20. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

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