Tag: Windows Phone 7
Motorola may give Windows Phone 7 a chance, but will that be enough?
Over the last year or so, both Nokia and RIM, have seen their share of the lucrative and growing smart phone market slide a bit. Today, Motorola’s CEO Sanjay Jha said that, the iPhone and Android OS will be around for the long term, but he doesn’t believe that Windows Phone, Blackberry, and HP’s WebOS will all survive. Mr. Jha is considering making Motorola devices with the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) OS. To date, customers requesting WP7 phones on our cell phone matchmaking network have been abysmal.
If the OS vendors were up for judging today, I think we can all agree that the two players moving on to the next round would be Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. For MS, HP and RIM, things are a lot more tricky and how things will shake out, only time will tell. However, at the very least, I believe we will see some consolidation in the mobile OS space…
Windows Phone 7 in Canada
With the Windows Phone 7 November launch in Canada fast approaching and the buzz heating up on whether Microsoft can really make a come back with the leap into the mobile market. The question remains will the Windows 7 OS out do both Google and Android.
There are 10 WP7 Smartphones in the initial line up: 5 from HTC, 2 Samsung, 2 LG and a new addition from Dell. All of which have a common denominator, the all brand new Windows Mobile 7 Operating System; featuring a completely altered home screen and user interface experience, robust Xbox LIVE and Zune integration, and vastly new and improved social networking tools.
See a snapshot below of the complete list of devices, availability in Canada and summary specifications/features.
Side-by-side comparison of Windows Phone 7, iPhone 4 and Google Nexus One
This is a follow up blog to our Windows Phone 7 Review posted a few days ago. Although Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is yet to launch, the videos below are an excellent side-by-side comparison of the user experience on your – soon to be – WP7 device, the Apple iPhone 4 running iOS and Google’s Nexus One running Android. We look at the main operating system first and everything from answering calls to receiving text messages and pictures on the WP7, to a browser comparison video of the three platforms, followed by an early look at WP7′s email client and how it compares to Android and iOS.
If only Microsoft continued to innovate from the days of the Pocket PC, when the mere act of having a mobile computer in your hands was cutting edge. When using a stylus was cool, a PDA was just a PDA and Palm was king of the jungle. If only. The landscape has changed dramatically since then and the smart phone giants, Apple, RIM and Google have taken almost all of Microsoft’s market share, but alas Microsoft is back with Windows Phone 7, but can this new operating system bring back any glory. With the new giants on the block and Apple, RIM and Google miles ahead, only time will tell, but in the meantime let’s see what Windows Phone 7 is all about.
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