Skip to comments.Windows Phone 7 Reviews are in: Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have Ourselves a Race
Posted on 10/21/2010 7:48:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Let's just get it out of the way: Windows Phone 7 is the most exciting thing to happen to phones in a long time.
WHY IT MATTERS
There's a million reasons why Windows Phone 7 matters. It's the most important PC company in the world, battered, bruised and badly lagging, coming back to the next generation of PCs, after crashing on a bunch of rocks and abandoning ship. It's potentially the most tectonic shift in mobile since the launch of iPhone and Android. It's Microsoft starting over and betting massively on its future.
Windows Phone 7 is the most aggressively different, fresh approach to a phone interface since the iPhone. Everything is superflat and two dimensional. Ultra-basic squares, primary colors and lists. Fonts are gigantic and clean, white text on an almost universally black void. It's fluid. This spartan nature is emblematic of the entire OS, for better and for worse. You don't get a lot of choices; there are no custom ringtones, for instance. It just is how it is. And while it looks and feels very different in some regards, it's still uncanny just how deeply inspired Windows Phone is by the iPhone in its philosophy, versus anything else Microsoft or anybody else has made.
Windows Phone 7 is really great. A solid foundation, it's elegant and joyful. True, a lot of that greatness is potential. But if anybody can follow through on their platform, it's Microsoft. Should you buy this instead of an iPhone or Android phone though? In six months, after the ecosystem has filled out, the answer will be more clear. But right now, Window Phone is definitely an option. Considering where Microsoft was just a year ago, that's saying a hell of a lot.
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Google’s had it for a couple of months.
I love my android but will seriously look at the Windows 7 phone.Partly because there are still un-resolved issues with the android and partly because Ballmer gave $485,000 to defeat the income tax law the libs are trying to pass here in Washington. He appears to be the only (at least fiscal) conservative among the big three - Apple, Google and Microsoft.
How much did MS pay Business Insider to write this ?
What carriers accept/market it? Sprint? AT&T? Verizon? Who?
The reviews I have seen all say that the phone is quite good. Before it got stolen, I used my Zune a lot, the interface was very good. Apparently they put a lot of Zune in this interface. I am not surprised that they have apparently succeeded.
I have the original Samsung Omnia and just love it. However, I have to be on Verizon because the other vendors don’t have very good service where I live and travel. I’m hoping Verizon is going to have one of these phones.
With all the money and resources available to Microsoft for marketing, I’m surprised they didn’t come up with a better name than “Windows Phone 7.”
RE: How much did MS pay Business Insider to write this ?
Business Insider did not write this review, they asked the reviewer (from the website : GIZMODO )if they could put it on their website.
The original article can be found here :
GIZMODO is a website that reviews a whole slew of technical gadgets that come out on the market.
Here’s another review of the Windows Phone 7 from CNET :
CNN gave it their review also here :
It would seem that Microsoft wants to make the numeral "7" as a part of its trademark.
Competition is good!
I'm sorry... this whole paragraph just made me laugh.
RE: It would seem that Microsoft wants to make the numeral “7” as a part of its trademark.
What if they did a major upgrade of the phone or their current OS, are they going to at a DOT after the 7? or will it be Windows Phone 8?
They’ve been experimenting with names for the longest time.
First it was Windows 3.1, then we had a slew of other names, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows VISTA (I’ve lost count ).
They should have named it Windows Phone Vista.
I’m not sure if Gizmodo is as antagonistic towards APPLE as you say they are. In the first place, their review of the iPhone 4 was quite good. See here :
They also review other APPLE products positively. See here :
and here :
The considered: "Kin: The Second Generation" ...
*That’s interesting news about Ballmer, my understanding is Gates is really pushing for the income tax in WA.*
Uh, no, that’s Bill Gates’ dad, who I knew absolutely nothing about until he endorsed the income tax, and I’ve lived here for a few years.
I have the Samsung Omnia II as well. I need word and excell for my dog show handling business so iphone and Droid are useless to me. You can only read them, they can not create spread sheets. I understand Verizon will have the new Windows Phone 7 but not until 2011.
Windows mobile has been clunky compared to the other systems so it will be nice to have the new system and still have the advantage of word and excell. I am looking forward to getting one of these new phones.
Samsung has a little better user friendly touch system on the Omnia II but it still is nothing like iphone or Droid. I will be getting the new windows phone just as soon as Verizon gets them.
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