Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows Phone 7
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HTC Surround and Windows Phone 7 OS Review
20 July 2011
Excerpt: I know this review is a tad late but considering that HTC Surround 7 is not yet available in the Philippines, I think it should be excused. This review will provide an overview on one of the first ten Windows Phone 7 devices released last year.
Excerpt: There’s a lot of hype about the new Windows Phone 7 operating system and that’s how Microsoft wants it. They’ve done something really special with this revision by completely starting over. This is something totally new and design-wise, something completely different. Unfortunately, you might find some of your favorite features missing in the new OS, but you might also find some new features that you’ll fall in love with.
Pros: + Very well designed and completely fresh user interface
Summary: The system makes the impression of somewhat incomplete, if being not in the initial stage of development it is clearly not in the alpha version, not to mention the beta one. Till the end of 2010 the developers have still enough time to make a lot of improvements in the OS. While what we see now, does not make any impression. Everything is too ascetic, too easy and too familiar. Perhaps this is caused by emulator’s shortcoming.
Excerpt: Since the arrival of Windows Phone 7, one of my more major gripes with it (and I have a lot of gripes , believe you me) has been the lack of an instant messaging client besides the third party serving of Windows Live Messenger. Of course, the future Mango update has taken care of that, as well as Facebook chat, but if I wanted to sign into Gtalk or Skype chat, there really wasn’t an option for me.
Excerpt: Windows Mobile 6.5. Oh, how we laughed. Remember the stylus? Remember the apps that looked nothing like the OS ? Heck, it didn’t matter too much and Windows Mobile was still king of the ring. Business users loved it, power users loved it.
Excerpt: Facebook already has a great deal of integration into several aspects of the Windows Phone 7 platform , but where there is an internet connection and a compatible app, there is a Facebook app. The icon is a pretty generic Facebook logo so nothing nasty there and it slots right in to the start screen.
Excerpt: One of the key aspects to any modern smartphone OS is how it handles social networking and considering Twitter integration in the Windows Phone 7 OS is simply non-existant as yet, it could be considered vital to the initial success of the platform that the Twitter application is up to scratch. So, I set about downloading and installing the free official app which took no more than a few seconds and I was itching to check it out.