Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:18 UTC
Windows There's been a bunch of Windows Phone 7 reviews out there, and most of them come to the same conclusion: great piece of software for a 1.0 release, but it does miss a few vital features. The Ars Technica review, as usual very in-depth, highlights one particular aspect of the platform that speaks to me: Windows Phone 7 has a sense of humour.
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by kaiwai on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 12:08 UTC in reply to "."
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Win Phone 7 is pretty impressive. Conceptually, it seems a lot clearer than the iPhone and Android: gestures are natural and give you more visual cues. It also don't seem as bound to the desktop metaphor as it's competitors. Only short falling is the mix of soft- and hardware buttons on the face and apparent incomplete support for landscape hardware keyboards.

If only MS could release something half-way as elegant on the desktop. Sorry but aero snap just doesn't cut it.

The buttons are a choice by the vendor and not something Microsoft has forbidden; there are vendors already shipping ones with slide out keyboards for those who prefer that over touch screen access.

Windows 7 is a big step forward but I guess I've never really pushed most operating systems to their limits as a lot of people here seem to do regularly.

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