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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RE[2]: wow!
by helf on Mon 15th Feb 2010 17:31 UTC in reply to "RE: wow!"
helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

yeah, I tried multitouch phones and hated it, but they all had smaller UIs. The UI on this one had most of the widgets oversized and easy to hit.

We will see, tho. I tried out webos for a month before calling it quits and going back to my trusty 800w. I do like how I can do 99% of everything with just the dpad and keypad.

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RE[3]: wow!
by ssa2204 on Mon 15th Feb 2010 17:52 in reply to "RE[2]: wow!"
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

I found I could type in a web address about 50%+ faster using my stylus in WM6 over an iPhone. Of course I also have a HTC Tilt with a slide out keyboard...which is half way usable. Maybe HTC will come out with a new Tilt that will have a keypad slide out.

BTW, as for the "There is no sync application. It's all done over-the-air, to the internet". In other words you pay $50+ for internet access at home, and another $35 for just your phone. That $35 gives you 200mb, which is really not much when you think about it. So maybe on the safe side you want more, the 5GB plan which will now cost you $60. Any wonder why these cell phone carriers are so in love with smartphones? They also almost defeat the purpose of even having Wifi on the phone if your forced into a data plan.

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RE[4]: wow!
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 17:54 in reply to "RE[3]: wow!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Heh, US prices never cease to amaze me.

29.95 EUR per month. 200 SMS, 200 minutes, and unlimited data. And that's the iPhone contract - there are cheaper contracts out there that offer the same for about 15-20 EUR a month.

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