Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 15:47 UTC
Windows So, after much, much speculation and many, many rumours, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 Series, its newest mobile operating system. Hold on to your hats, because uncharacteristically for the Redmond giant, they've rebuilt everything from the ground up - this system has little to no connection to the Windows Mobile of yore. I don't say this lightly - but dear lord, Windows Phone 7 Series is full of win. Update: Hands-on video from Engadget inside. Update II: There is no sync application. It's all done over-the-air, to the internet. Only videos and music are synced via the Zune software. Update III: Since I didn't mention it clearly, here it goes: Windows Phone 7 Series is a clean break. There is no backwards compatibility at all. Update IV: Channel9 has a 22-minute in-depth demonstration of Windows Phone 7 Series.
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by ssa2204 on Wed 17th Feb 2010 08:08 UTC
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As someone who is defiantly not an anti-Microsoft zealot, I have to say that my next phone will be either an Android or iPhone. WinMo 7 is dead to me, this interface is wretched in my opinion. Worse, the whole social networking aspect that was pushed to the front is a complete turn off. The Channel 9 video sealed it for me. I am just amazed at how horrible this UI is in my opinion.

But the carriers will love it as they can push even harder ridiculously priced data plans so the kiddies can Twitter away and keep up with their pseudo Facebook friends. I would have seriously expected beforehand Microsoft to at least offer two versions, one for the teenagers and another for business users. Well they just gave us business users the finger in favor of the kiddies, to which congrats to them for losing a customer, a longtime Windows Mobile customer (from Ipaq to WinMo 6 phone).

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