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May be people will not rush at any store & buy the phone. But we have to wait and see the reality.
If me, Windows Phone 7 is not bad phone but it is didn't WoW! Me Apple have taken the 100% Wow from me.
But they are slightly different this time.
Did not mean to mod this comment up. It was a slip of the mouse. Not that I have anything against it. Hopefully, responding to it will remove the positive mod.
I'm intrigued by Windows Phone 7. Contrary to iOS and Android, this is a truly new approach to mobile computing, doing away with the concept of individual isolated applications as much as possible - contrary to iOS and Android which are, for all intents and purposes, desktop operating systems with an adapted interface (for small screens).
On top of that, it looks absolutely beautiful. I love the sharpness of it all.
Who would've thought Microsoft the one to come up with a truly new approach. The tables, they turn. You'll also note that the usual Microsoft-bashing suspects, like Gruber, have not reported about the positive previews on Giz and Engadget at all - while before, they would jump on every bit of negative Windows Mobile news. Edited 2010-07-22 07:17 UTC
First of all: Welcome back, Thom!
Yes, bashing seems to be modern these days. Bashing is IMHO no good style. But bashing also is precious. Bashing tells about cultures. In the last month it got obvious for me, there is a huge culture gap between Apple iP[hone|ad] and Android "fan boyz". I guess, these are mainly "boyz" not "girlzzz".
Maybe, I'll take some time in the next few weeks and write a small essay on my view on that topic.
pica Edited 2010-07-22 07:53 UTC
somehow that article seems to mix up these two systems.
Even if -- I do not know if -- the kernel is (almost) the same, Windows Phone 7 is NOT Windows 7. Would anybody say Android and RHEL or SuSE Enterprise Linux is the same. Yes, both share almost the same kernel.
You don't run the same apps on desktop linux as you do on the phone (even android) there is a screen real-estate question.. The same goes for Windows Phone 7... However both platforms each use the same development tools and frameworks, respectively of course..
In fact Windows Phone 7 is based on the portable .NET framework we all know as Silverlight. So any Silverlight app (including out of browser ones) can easily be ported. Silverlight and Windows 7 (WPF) apps have a lot in common thanks to screen layouts in XAML..
So this Windows Phone 7 is not Windows 7 desktop OS is true, it doesn't really need to be.. The lightweight kernel of the .NET compact framework sits below it giving it a one two punch, and the same web apps in silverlight can easily run in Windows 7 desktop or Windows Phone 7..
Just as XNA games on Windows Desktop and X-Box 360 can easily (with screen considerations) run great on Windows Phone 7..
So get over these comments as porting is even easier and tools like Expression Blend 4 for Windows Phone 7 are much better tools than Interface Builder on the Mac (for iPhone) or what comes standard in the Android SDK (including googlelabs app inventor) and EASIER and have true design imports (like photoshop and illustrator)..
Also, C# is much easier to code in and takes a lot less code to do the same thing in Objective C or C++ so it takes less time and costs less to port an app. Plus Microsoft's cloud solutions and support for enterprise intfrastructure to support them are already in place at most firms, versus iPhone or Android..
So get over trying to pan a product that isn't even released yet.. Microsoft doesn't have to wow people they never have been the leader with that anyway..
They have to support enterprise, come out with a more cost-effective solution that is easier to develop for and has better looking and working apps..
In my opinion they've done all of that, and you are probably really haven't taken a good look at what they are going to be offering if you think otherwise..
Well, with iOS4, Objective-C supports blocks (and GCD) on the iPhone too so that's a wash in terms of closures.
Also, Objective-C has improved considerably over the past few years (having moved, for 64 bit OS X apps and all iOS 4.x apps, to a single unified runtime for simulators and devices).
Objective-C 2.2, even without GC on the iPhone and the iPad, is quite cool .
I was really excited to see another interesting mobile OS. Hoping it would give some compitition to iOS & Android.
And then I find out that it's coming out with IE7!!! Atleast mobile websites didn't have to worry about dealing with ancient browsers, and now this comes out.
I really hope that Windows Phone 7 is a failure until they update their os with a decent browser.
In the previous iterations IE is actually a fork of IE4 which they add features to, so it has no relations to normal IE.
So IE7 is probably just some 'feature equivalant' to IE7, whatever that means.
I don't think so.
From what I've heard, the browser in Windows Phone 7 is a version based on IE7 with a few enhancements from IE8. So, I'm pretty sure it's based on the desktop IE7 (with modifications of course), and isn't related to the one from Windows Mobile. At least that's what I'm hoping.