Waited for 6 months to see a Windows Phone 7 OS in action. I was so close to buy a htc with Win 6.5 but i decided to wait for 7. For 6 months MS have been thretened us with WP7 and how is gonna rock the world. They get to MWC and they prezent nothing really. Nothing. I could have done a presentation like that. WTH is wrong with MS nowadays. I wasted my time watching videos about it and i came to the conclussion that MS is lost. They honestly don't now how to build WP7. They know this is their final shoot at a Phone OS. If they screw up then it's all over. That is why they don't know what to do. Their confidence has hit rock bottom.
i wont buy this phone. like physically its out of balance. SONY ERICSSON on windows 7 could've been better. here's a shot of sony on windows 7.
seriously, why on ASUS??
I was waiting 3 years for THIS CRAP?????
Microsoft, this is gotta be the WORST mobile OS I've ever seen"
1) No mutitasking
2) No customizaton
3) No flash
4) Copy/paste limited
5) With ONLY 1 centric app-store EVERYTHING must be installed on internal memory
6) Full Lock-down (apple's style)
I gave u a chance and u blew it - THAT'S IT! u r OFFICIALLY OUT of MOBILE RACE!!!! Goodbye! - i'm switching to Android
I Like the whole screen composed of windows, looks like a new way of poping up windows, like doors, I love it, God bless Microsoft......................
Is this an OS, God man what was windows thinking while launching, they need to spend some time and money if they are doing somethings, rather then chasing google
What a failure!
This is not an OS, this is a homescreen plugin, and a pretty cluttered and confusing one at that! We have been waiting years for Microsoft to come up with a homescreen that is worse than the one developed by HTC (htc sense).
What was needed was to make windows mobile more adapted for finger operated touch screens not to turn the OS into a toy. This Windows phone 7 will not beat i-phone OS on usability but will alienate millions of power users. A lose-lose situation.
I cannot see a market for Windows Phone 7.
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I hope its going to have WiFi, MicroSD, Usb, Plug(IN)and(OUT) audio, video etc, this phone need to have all, its a Microsoft. M@N.
Excelent, i use Nokia because for me is the best, but Microsoft can be the best of the best sr.
its funny how many people complain about MS now that its changed the look of WinMo, afterall its what many people wanted and with its declining market share they didnt have any options. its clear that they have to appeal to younger users, because MS lost market share to android and apple, and who are these platforms appealing to?
the guy in the video said that this demo is at beta stage or even pre-beta, this means that its far from a finished product. at MWC MS showed features that are going to get them noticed, if they talked about office and its appeal to business users and geeks, you think MS would get so much pres coverage and good reviews?
MS didnt demo many features, they are saving a few till MIX so have to wait for next month to find out. also as the launch date nears we'll find out more about WinPhone 7. its hard to make a good judgement about it at this stage.
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2010What? Will be released in the later part of the 4th qtr of 2010? Lol. Good luck winmo. You'r... moreim also sure the majority of new WM7 users are the ones who tend to use the common phrase "lol" a lot. a "lol".
point noted but ? it is indeed (possibly ?) coming into direction of balance in between design, functionality and fashion currency, but functionality, as it always did, means simplicity by both look and form. so far what i've notice, and slagged in my first post was the recent trend of everyone trying to either a)copy iphone b) beat iphone, whereas the actual task lies elsewhere. ok, we can agree iphone was a big market hit but so was britney spears and avatar, but popularity never meant usefulness - or what more - functionality (in the case of PDA's, say). im sure 80% of phone users does not utilize 80% of their devices fully, but the current fashion still stands where iphone took the first step. touchy interface (no matter as fast) with fancy animation, semi-intelligent behavior and thousands of useless application that turn your device into... what ? a portable level marker ? a gps receiver for those who take walks in central park ? an designated mp3 player ? browser for those who prefer browsing over actual reading ? come on. lets face it - if something is good at everything, its probably good at nothing. the current hype proves one and one thing only. this so called and craved for "simplicity" is nothing more but stripping the devices from all functions that half-brained morons would have to take more than 10 minutes to find. is that good ? is taking away thinking process good ? people, sadly, need speed and quantity rather than quality. thats why we listen to pop, we watch avatar and read danielle steel & dean koontz books. if the current hype over iphone wannabes continues to span like that, we'll turn everything into fast-food-type devices. but i guess it goes there anyways.
I'm sure what we're seeing now is still in development. It probably represents the "philosophy" behind the new UI. As for multitasking, I think Microsoft is going the process vs application direction. Perhaps its true only 1 app at a time, but the hub structure must mean it can handle multiple processes. E.g. A communications or social hub might allow live updates of Facebook, active Messenger, live RSS feeds and push e-mail. The apps don't have to be active, but the processes underlying the auto updates are active. I think its more efficient. Rather than having the entire program active in memory, only the underlying processes are active, which should lower memory usage. Interesting but a little inhibiting, when you consider the degree of freedom Windows Mobile is known for. I'm still hoping what we're seeing is the equivalent of Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium and there will be a Windows 7 Ultimate which offers customization, full multi task, etc.
Itc way too much music player looking to me honestly, i like simplicity but not in a shallow empty way, imagine htc hd2 with this?????? huge! screen with 8 to 10 huge boxes on it! its just useless, they killed lines of text etc, it looks like a picture book rather then a phone interface, one would think its made for disabled etc...
hagakure, 17 Feb 2010clearly, in the age of facebook/iphone/myspace, they're trying to reach for the teenage market... moreI tend to disagree. Although this UI is far more flashy, I also think that a simple flashy UI can be balanced with the more mature markets need for functionality and features. The iPhone strikes this balance as it has a huge business user base, as does Android so why can't this new, much improved UI also do the same for MS? In all honesty I think it's great that they are trying really hard to put social networking in the UI and not just relying on apps. Remember a phone at the end of the day is a communications device and well, lets face it, social networking is a form of communication. This is the first time MS have introduced something that's really made me say "wow I like that, that's clever" in about 15 years... Kudos to MS for giving it a go, maybe my next phone won't have a fruit on it, because finally I'll have something more innovative to play with.
hagakure, 17 Feb 2010clearly, in the age of facebook/iphone/myspace, they're trying to reach for the teenage market... moreThat's the problem we are facing. Not everyone want toys but toys and (eye) candies are always the major sale generator.
As now the hardware is getting strong enough to support WinMo completely they are taken away the very soul as everyone knows it. Right now we don't know anything in detail but if they keep old tracks under this colorful sheet than no problem or else we will left with not much choice but welcoming another toy in our pockets.
Like I said before I sort of like the UI, but I have mix feelings about complete package.
The much I saw about interface (in another video) I sort of like it. I am not jumping for it but it is close to my likeness and it seems practical. To attract mass=market they are showing off Facebook and other trend-in features but I am sure there will be much more inside.
Guys over Microsoft mush have know why heavy users loves WinMo and I don't think they will let that part go that easily so there must be something stored for them along side what they are stocking for regular users.
In my personal point of view, for me the only drop-side is capasitive screen only restriction. They should support both and other type of screens.
What? Will be released in the later part of the 4th qtr of 2010? Lol. Good luck winmo. You're so far behind. Apple, RIM, WebOS and Android now rule.
clearly, in the age of facebook/iphone/myspace, they're trying to reach for the teenage market. no offence but 80% of teenagers need flashy design rather than functionality, simplicity went so far that it was replaced by "primitive design", which means your previous "system setting" will be replaced by "pick your windows theme".... so something which was less important before - because of the fact computers were made for work, not "phun" - has taken 1st place which means the OS will be more and more stupid, and instead of set of functional purposes it'll serve fun, fun and fun only. in effect, traditional WM system will disappear. see Android or Mac OS - they're all succumb to one thing only - mtv-driven target market which prefers low quality food, low quality music and brainless "avatar-type" movies without any real reasoning behind. if facebook and myspace were to replace traditional human behavioral patterns, and if need of quick - but mindless - information will replace the need of communication, no wonder they're making system for 14-year old where colorful brick replaced start button. all in all for people, but do we really need to lower down our needs for something more ambitious than touch-screeny boxes of red and blue ? do we need to get that.... "simple" ? sadly, long live the big "bling".