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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RE: 18 page review??????
by kaiwai on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 01:11 UTC in reply to "18 page review??????"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

I like the original interface, I was disappointed that Android just copied the iphone.

The Zune software is a major plus given that itunes is the worst Windows program in the world.

Nokia and RIM have really been sitting on their hands. I expect quite a few business users to switch from blackberry to WP7.


I second that, it is great to see some innovation out there rather than yet another clone of a clone of a clone. WP7 has its critics but I've given it a go down at the local Vodafone store and I like what I see. With that being said I'm kind of unhappy that I can't get it on the XT Network given it has better 3G coverage than Vodafone.

iTunes universally sucks; it sucks on Mac OS X just as badly as it sucks on Windows. Its an application that suffers from featuritis where iTunes seems to be the dumping ground for anything that tickles Apple's fancy. Personally I'd sooner see Apple break it up into individual parts than having the behemoth that weighs over 100MB.

I too could see many businesses move to WP7 in part due to the great integration between the development tools and WP7. Imagine being able to write an application in Silverlight 4 and then deploy the same application on desktops and phones with a single click - that is the kind of advantage that Microsoft not only has over RIM but also over iPhone and Android.

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RE[2]: 18 page review??????
by Nelson on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 03:35 in reply to "RE: 18 page review??????"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

A great example of this is the Silverlight Toolkit. They ported it nearly completely to Windows Phone 7, merely stubbing out things that differed between the Desktop and the Phone (#ifdef WINDOWSPHONE7, lol)

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RE[3]: 18 page review??????
by kaiwai on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 11:52 in reply to "RE[2]: 18 page review??????"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

A great example of this is the Silverlight Toolkit. They ported it nearly completely to Windows Phone 7, merely stubbing out things that differed between the Desktop and the Phone (#ifdef WINDOWSPHONE7, lol)


It would be nice if you gave specifics, like a webpage from Microsoft, instead of snide comments with zero content.

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