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[3]: wow!
by ssa2204 on Mon 15th Feb 2010 17:52 UTC 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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RE[5]: wow!
by helf on Mon 15th Feb 2010 17:58 in reply to "RE[4]: wow!"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm paying $90/m for unlimited texting, 5GB/m cap "unlimited" data, unlimited MMS, free nights and weekends starting at 7pm-9am, free cell to cell on any network, 3500 anytime minutes.

*edit*

That's about 66EURO/m

oh, I'm also in the deep south (Alabama). :p And I have EVDO (3G) in my little city, too.

Edited 2010-02-15 18:00 UTC

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