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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What is so great about it ?

Looking at the previews and looking at the system in operation, you don't have multiple screens like in Android you have 1 home window where you can fit around 5 - 6 tiles onto and then you have to endlessly scroll and add more live tiles and you have the application window, which provide the live tiles. What so great about this ?

The live tiles are basically the same as android widgets, just presented slightly differently.

I think once this initial hype leaves it, it will become an incredibly boring interface to use.

Also that is not forgetting the application load times (some games are rumoured to take around 3 minutes to load), and they need to reload every time because there is no multi-tasking yet. Also many of the current apps in the "market" place are buggy, crash prone and don't seem to scroll anywhere near as smoothly as the rest of the OS.

I think Palms WebOS is a much fresher and better UI than this. I also happen to like both the Android UI and the iPhone UI more than this, I do realise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this interface just looks ugly to me. I really cant see the appeal.

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