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7 Ways Windows Phone 7 Is Cooler Than The iPhone
Business Insider ^ | 10/16/2010 | Matt Rosoff

Posted on 10/16/2010 4:35:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

This afternoon at Microsoft, I had my first hands-on demo of real phones running Windows Phone 7.

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I spent the most time playing with the Samsung Focus, which is a pretty standard-feeling glass-encased phone like the iPhone, but also the HTC Surround, which is geared for multimedia fans with a pull-out speaker and kickstand so you can stand it up like a picture frame. (See the picture at right.)

The phones are fine, but they're not going to sell anybody on the new platform. What's going to get people talking--and, Microsoft hopes, buying--is the experience of using one. Until I actually had the chance to use one for a few minutes, I didn't understand how carefully the platform's designers have thought about every little detail. It's almost like they tried to channel Apple boss Steve Jobs, or at least ape some of his infamous perfectionism and focus on the end user.

This isn't a full review, but here are seven little things I noticed that could help convert the skeptics.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: iphone; smartphone; windows7phone

1 posted on 10/16/2010 4:35:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Business Insider presents the reasons in SLIDE format (with detailed reasons ). Let me put them all down for you to see (click above link for the details ):

* People Come First

* Facebook is Built In

* The Camera Makes More Sense

* Documents, Spreadsheets, and Slides, Oh My!

* Xbox Live

* Unlimited Music

* Falling Through the Clouds. The maps experience on Phone 7 is nothing short of amazing


2 posted on 10/16/2010 4:39:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Windows phone 7 cooler than the iPhone?

Who cares about being cool? If Windoze then it got BSOD, spybots, malwares, viruses, etc.???

3 posted on 10/16/2010 4:47:54 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: SeekAndFind

Just got a Droid X and I wonder how I ever did without it. I’m a happy camper.


4 posted on 10/16/2010 4:53:24 PM PDT by umgud (Wear your Border Patrol hats to the polls)
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To: hamboy

Third post and had to start posted insults.


5 posted on 10/16/2010 4:55:26 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: hamboy

90% of iphone sales were due to “cool.” So, if it is indeed “cool”, then it will sell.


6 posted on 10/16/2010 4:57:29 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does it come with the BSOD for no extra charge?

Does it respond to ctrl-alt-del?


7 posted on 10/16/2010 5:00:48 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: SeekAndFind
Interesting article...in the fact that my current phone does all of that already and the maps experience is incredible. I'm using a Nexus One and I love it. I know the iPhone can do the same as what's listed in the article as well.

The biggest problem the Win7 phone will have is that everyone, or most, are already using a Blackberry, Droid or iPhone and so far I haven't seen enough to get folks to change.

If they would focus on win7 as a replacement/killer for Blackberry that would be a good strategy as would developing a fricking smartphone that wouldn't cost you thousands in data fees when going overseas....

8 posted on 10/16/2010 5:02:35 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: hamboy

Absolutely correct. I’ll keep my Android based phone. Not an iPhone fan, and I only run windoze at work or at home when I absolutely have to. 95% or more of my computing is done on Linux. There’s no way in hades I’d ever buy a phone with windoze on it or that Ford that had windows built in or some such SW from Microsoft.


9 posted on 10/16/2010 5:13:09 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: SeekAndFind

has ANYBODY who has seen the on-screen format “look and feel” think it is better than even windows 3.1? I don’t think so.

It looks like some preschool kid designed the User Interface.


10 posted on 10/16/2010 5:16:05 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: webstersII

I can’t believe some people still use that retarded joke from 1999. Really are we so infantile and stupid as to be that way?
It is a PHONE. MS has HAD PHONES FOR YEARS. No BSOD’s on them. Until the iPhone came along they were one of the top 2 smart phone OS’s, not counting symbian.

I swear people think they are smarter and funnier than they really are.

Posted from my android.


11 posted on 10/16/2010 5:44:11 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: BereanBrain

have you actually used it? Who cares how it looks. Function only matters and so does the experience. It looks great to me but hey I am not a big fan of current offerings from Apple and android on the interface. I own a android so this isn’t some personal thing either.


12 posted on 10/16/2010 5:47:00 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Wow. Full of the hate.

How can you expect anybody to take your opinion serious. Windoze? Not cute. It’s a phone. Not a desktop. People like you are really curious to me. I tell you what, if Linux and android are so great why does my phone lock up twice a day and I have had to have it reset twice by Verizon? I mean it is supposed to be fantastic right. Better than Win”doze”. I like my phone but I never had such an issue with my old windows phone.


13 posted on 10/16/2010 5:50:53 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: hamboy

“If Windoze then it got BSOD”

So does my iPhone, so what’s yer point?


14 posted on 10/16/2010 5:51:23 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the Windows Phone 7 will be surprisingly popular because unlike earlier Windows-based smartphones, Windows Phone 7 uses a completely new UI that is designed specifically for multitouch functionality (essentially an expanded version of the Zune HD interface) and uses program code that is completely brand new. If priced properly, these smartphones will likely be very popular indeed, especially since it was designed from the start to use cellphone technologies related to the GSM network, the most commonly used digital cellular standard in the world.


15 posted on 10/16/2010 6:46:45 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: aft_lizard

“I can’t believe some people still use that retarded joke from 1999.”

Why would you consider that a retarded joke when the BSOD is still a problem for Windows O/S (I don’t know about Windows 7 but XP still has the BSOD every so often).

“MS has HAD PHONES FOR YEARS. No BSOD’s on them.”

Is that so? I have a Windows Mobile ver. 6 phone which locks up every so often and has to be re-started by removing the battery. No BSOD but the effect is the same. So there’s a reason for me to be skeptical that this new MS phone O/S is really that great.

“I swear people think they are smarter and funnier than they really are.”

Have you ever tried decaf?


16 posted on 10/16/2010 7:11:02 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: Solson
The biggest problem the Win7 phone will have is that everyone, or most, are already using a Blackberry, Droid or iPhone and so far I haven't seen enough to get folks to change.

I'm still using a Motorola L6 SLVR. It's a PHONE. It does text messaging - BADLY, so I consider it mostly a PHONE.

It works for what I need it for (a PHONE) and not an MP3/Video/Game Console/SOBS (Some Other BullShit) which I don't need in such a small format.

OMG, I just realized I'm getting old .... nevermind.

17 posted on 10/16/2010 7:15:45 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: webstersII
Yeah right. From a Mac AND Windows programmer, you are full of it.

Frustrated Mac User
18 posted on 10/16/2010 7:24:02 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

“you are full of it. “

As I said in an earlier post, I already have a Windows-based phone. It ain’t nothing to brag about, and it locks up every so often, so I don’t expect to be impressed by this new phone either.

Do you work for MS? Why do you and others on here get so offended over something so trivial?


19 posted on 10/16/2010 7:30:14 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: webstersII
Why do you and others on here get so offended over something so trivial

That is my question to you.
20 posted on 10/16/2010 7:32:56 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

“That is my question to you.”

Huh??

You need to go back and re-read this thread. You are the one who is upset about this and made that obvious by saying I was full of it. I was making fun of MS and their new phone O/S, I’m not offended by anything.


21 posted on 10/16/2010 7:47:51 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: SeekAndFind

People get so bent out of shape about their phones! I could care less who made my phone or what system it uses as long as it does all the things I want it to do with the least amount of trouble!


22 posted on 10/16/2010 9:09:27 PM PDT by Howudoing
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To: aft_lizard
Yes Windoze instead of Windows, a deliberate sign of contempt, not hate. Why? 25+ years as a professional software developer and consultant working on numerous projects. Masters Degree in Computer Science. I have used Windows since version 2.1. Heck, I used MS-DOS 1.25. I have been a user of Windows and a developer working on software that runs on the Windows platform. I have also developed software for embedded systems, Unix systems, and Linux. With that kind of experience behind me it is my considered opinion that I would never advocate putting mission-critical software on top of Windows (any flavor), and we don't.

If I sound harsh and down on Windows it is only because I see it as an unreasonably fragile system. When developing software on Windows I typically had to reboot the development machine a few times per day due to lockups, resource leaks, etc. Contrast that to developing on Linux where I go months without needing to reboot. At one time I was working on a large and long-running project (multiple releases) developed on a commercial Unix platform. Yes, I locked it up too. A grand total of one time in 6 years of daily development work.

So yes, in my opinion Windows is a sub-standard OS when compared to the alternatives. (in software engineering terms) It is this long weary experience with Windows and other Microsoft products that leads me to conclude I would be far better off staying away from Microsoft products when-ever and where-ever possible. Just my experience, YMMV.

23 posted on 10/16/2010 9:55:42 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Nov 2 is coming...)
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