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Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 review

3 October 2011
  • Summary: Microsoft's first comprehensive software update for the Windows Phone platform was long overdue, but the result is a mobile operating system that’s more than competitive with the market leaders. Though there are some aspects of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango that still need improving, and a number of missing features that could be added, Microsoft has produced a credible alternative to the iOS and Android platforms. Nokia, it's now over to you.
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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.
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Expert Review

15 April 2011
  • Conclusion: And load up the Amazon Kindle app with your child’s favorite books, and you are set for a road trip, wait in the docs office, or more.The design of the Windows Phone OS makes it easy for kids with small hands to navigate and get where they need to go. You would be surprised how quickly they catch on and learn. The responsiveness is awesome. It’s not like some other phones where you click something and wait and wait for something to happen.
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Microsoft – Windows Phone 7

28 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Windows Phone 7 is very different from other smartphone operating systems and a giant leap forward from Windows Mobile 6.5. There are some gaps to be filled, though, and a significant update is already planned for early 2011.
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Windows Phone 7 review

21 October 2010
  • Pros: Beautiful new user interface, Excellent Xbox Live and Zune integration, Great use of glanceable information
  • Cons: Buggy behavior makes it feel like beta, Third-party apps have issues, Lack of multitasking hampers usability
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Windows Phone 7 Review

16 August 2010
  • 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
  • Cons: - No tethering/router support
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First look at Windows Phone 7

Mobile Review
7 April 2010
  • 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.
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IM+ for Windows Phone 7 App Review

1 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
Features 7
Performance 10

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 - our verdict

PC Authority
26 January 2011
  • Summary: Swish and very, very slick, Microsoft's new mobile OS makes an impressive debut. But it has a long way to go before it can be truly competitive
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Windows Phone 7 Review

6 January 2011
  • 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.
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