Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Feb 2011 23:33 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Is it really going to happen? Will we see one of the more momentous announcements in the tech world next week? The web's been abuzz about Nokia possibly adopting Windows Phone 7 for a number of handsets, and now even The New York Times has chimed in - at which point it might be time to start taking the rumours seriously.
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RE[3]: WP7
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 5th Feb 2011 14:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: WP7"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The cardinal sin of Windows phone 7 is the browser. It brings back flashbacks of Internet explorer 2. When using it, I have to resist the urge to navigate to netscape.com to download a better browser...


It's behind Mobile Safari for sure, but there is such a thing as exaggeration. It's perfectly usable.

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RE[4]: WP7
by geertjan on Sat 5th Feb 2011 15:05 in reply to "RE[3]: WP7"
geertjan Member since:
2010-10-29

I was a bit horrified to see some IE7 HTML/CSS bugs pop up in the short test that I did though.

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RE[4]: WP7
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 5th Feb 2011 21:29 in reply to "RE[3]: WP7"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The rest of windows phone does what it advertises: lets you spend more time not using it by making it easy to get the info you need. Most of the info I need, doesn't have an app, doesn't come in an email, but exists somewhere embeded in a html page. Moblie ie makes using it a hassle to the point of simply asking other people with other phone Oses to do the look up, or to go without the info. There have been many feature phones that have had web browsers, email, Instant messaging,ect . To me the defining quality that finally made me make the plunge, was the dramatic increase in browser speed and functionality.

Maybe it isn't that bad as Ie 2. But the rest of windows phone seven is so good, it makes it look so much worse. I've also heard that the blackberry's browser stinks too, but I haven't used it much. It might very well be just as bad.

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