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WSJ Review of Windows Phone 7 October 21, 2010

Posted by Edwin Ritter in Trends.
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Microsoft is back in the game with the release of Windows Phone 7 according to Walt Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal. But, there are some flaws and this release is not enough to be competitive. Watch the video via the embed below or the short link.

Briefly, Walt’s overview covers the unique interface along with highlights of pros and cons.

Pros include :

  1. Unique Interface  with tiles of apps, functions and hubs along with links to long documents
  2. Mobile MS-Office interface provide access to some formats (not all)
  3. Xbox Live Hub access is great for gamers

Cons include :

  1. Cannot multi-task
  2. Does not include a ‘Copy & Paste’ capability
  3. No Visual Voice Mail
  4. Does not include Video Calling

Bottom line – MS is back in the game with this release but not quite on the same level as competition in the super smart phone category.

As he mentions, Walt’s complete review is on the AllThingsDigital site.

Video embedd
http://online.wsj.com/media/swf/VideoPlayerMain.swf

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1. Karl Heinz Kremer - October 25, 2010

I would not call this “back in the game” just yet: What is the feature that says “buy me and not the other phone”? I don’t really see anything that’s unique and special (besides the UI – I’m not a gamer, so I don’t care about the XBox Live Hub access). It’s just another MS attempt to catch up with the rest of the world, and chances are that in a few years, nobody will talk about Windows Phone 7 anymore.

Edwin Ritter - October 25, 2010

Karl Heinz – I am left with same reaction as you. Thanks for taking the time to post your comments!


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