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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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26


Android is more than capable to deal with new competitors (be it Bada or WP7)

Android doesn't have a good multimedia library. The game selection is rather lacking as well. I'd be willing to pay quite a bit extra for a mobile 7 phone just to have access to xbox live. Android is good for people who just want a phone and mini-browser but it can't compete when it comes to the itunes store.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


Android doesn't have a good multimedia library. The game selection is rather lacking as well. I'd be willing to pay quite a bit extra for a mobile 7 phone just to have access to xbox live. Android is good for people who just want a phone and mini-browser but it can't compete when it comes to the itunes store.

I sware by android and I use it for far more than just a phone and mini-browser.

Aside the various social networking apps, I e-mail, FTP and SSH on it. I run various augmented reality tools (android is actually the front runner for AR on smart phones) and play console games (NES, SNES, Master System / Gamegear, Genesis, Gameboy (Classic, Colour and Advanced) and MAME.

In fact, the only thing I don't do is ring and text :p

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Just because you play pirated games on your android doesn't change the fact that for most people the iphone has much more to offer.

Android doesn't have an answer to the itunes store which limits its appeal. Having SSH and FTP are a part of that limited appeal.

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