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Windows 7: MS Phones - Windows Phone 7

11 Oct 2010   #21
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by galaxys View Post
Wouldn't mind trying one, but not impressed so far with that UI look. I read somewhere no tethering on it & the copy/paste doesn't work? I'll stick with Froyo for now and looking forward to the new Gingerbread release!
Correct. No tethering and not copy/paste at this time. No word on when it will be implemented.


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11 Oct 2010   #22
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
It make me less annoyed by my HTC Touch Pro2 with WM 6.5 which works fine and is modifiable, root-able, and can even run Android if I so choose, but, can't be upgraded to Windows phone 7 (go figure, guess Microsoft thinks they can force an upgrade with their current offerings) Yea.....Ummmmm.......no.
Well Microsoft have been very standardised with this version of Windows Phone, so I wouldn't expect them to allow upgrades to older handsets.

I'm not really blown away by it. Everything I've read about it just makes it seem it's Microsoft playing catch up with the smartphone market from Windows Phone 6.5. And some of the features that aren't in really should have been put in for the sake of the OS.
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11 Oct 2010   #23
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
It make me less annoyed by my HTC Touch Pro2 with WM 6.5 which works fine and is modifiable, root-able, and can even run Android if I so choose, but, can't be upgraded to Windows phone 7 (go figure, guess Microsoft thinks they can force an upgrade with their current offerings) Yea.....Ummmmm.......no.
Well Microsoft have been very standardised with this version of Windows Phone, so I wouldn't expect them to allow upgrades to older handsets.

I'm not really blown away by it. Everything I've read about it just makes it seem it's Microsoft playing catch up with the smartphone market from Windows Phone 6.5. And some of the features that aren't in really should have been put in for the sake of the OS.
I would not consider a phone purchased 3 1/2 month ago at a cost of $299 an older handset, (same as an HTC Droid which is 2 months old....is that also an older hand set) especially as it is still available new from Sprint right now....but go ahead if it makes you feel better. Just because Microsoft released a very late to market new phone os should not cause everything prior to it to be obsolete.

I guess no one should be putting Windows 7 on a 1 year old Vista pc based on that logic, forget about upgrading XP huh....I guess that leaves the business community out in the cold.

Guess what....you can upgrade older Iphone's to newer os's. What doesn't Microsoft understand about that.
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12 Oct 2010   #24
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Oh my did you see the vertical qwerty keyboard? It looks good awful and cheap. I have TMobile so we usually have to wait for newer phones.
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12 Oct 2010   #25
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm usually excited about Microsoft products but I have a couple of colleagues who have Android Phones and this is just not all that impressive. And without tethering, I can't see much use for it for me. The other downside for me is that it can only be synced with the Zune software, which don't get me wrong, I like the Zune Software, it's not a bad piece of software but I'd rather just be able to plug in the phone and have Windows Explorer recognize it natively and just allow me to dump in whatever I want to it.

Windows Phone 7 doesn't really do anything toward bringing me toward the platform; I am no fan of Google whatsoever and actually like Microsoft much more but Google's Android platform is just far better currently though with Microsoft's history of broken promises, I don't know how this will turn out.
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12 Oct 2010   #26
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
IDK about anyone else, but I think the main UI with the blue squares for each app is Fugly.
I think it looks great. Very simple. All the video reviews I seen on it got very positive feedback and commented on it's ease of use and straight forwardness.
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12 Oct 2010   #27
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

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IDK about anyone else, but I think the main UI with the blue squares for each app is Fugly.
I think it looks great. Very simple. All the video reviews I seen on it got very positive feedback and commented on it's ease of use and straight forwardness.
I understand simplicity and ease of use. I was speaking on the visual, not function aspect.
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12 Oct 2010   #28
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
I would not consider a phone purchased 3 1/2 month ago at a cost of $299 an older handset, (same as an HTC Droid which is 2 months old....is that also an older hand set) especially as it is still available new from Sprint right now....but go ahead if it makes you feel better. Just because Microsoft released a very late to market new phone os should not cause everything prior to it to be obsolete.....Guess what....you can upgrade older Iphone's to newer os's. What doesn't Microsoft understand about that.
It might make sense to be able to upgrade Windows Mobile 6.5 if Windows Phone 7 was an upgrade of Windows Mobile 6.5. However, that is not the case. Windows Phone 7 is a completely different system to what was previously used. There is also much more strict hardware specs then previous, strict screen sizes and other hardware feature that it expects to be there.


As for upgrading older iPhones, you do realize your case is completely different? Apple controls the phones each one is pretty much standardized. For Windows Mobile the phones are dramatically different all around. That same case does not apply.


Windows Phone 7 is more like Mac OS 10 verses Mac OS 9. Mac OS 10 was a complete rewrite of the OS, I do not know if Windows Phone 7 is a complete rewrite, but the architectural is defiantly different.

But just like Windows Vista and Windows 7, you were never forced to upgrade. And you are not forced to upgrade now.
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