Great now even Microsoft is copying Apple ...
Err... is it really a WINDOWS os?
no copy paste? file manager? Bluetooth? I mean .... huh... is it a dream or what?
it has eye-candy.. lol
eat this candy ppl!
no matter, 09 Oct 2010Lack of videocalling is NOT a disadvantage. This feature is dead. No one using it, but paying ... moreIt IS disadvantage, I and ALL people that I know are video-calling each other
If you don't like it you can pick WP7 or one of HTC phones anytime, both doesn't have secondary camera.
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2010At least, it won't suck battery and resources like the sucky android. it supports latest fl... moreSymbian3 only have flashlite NOT full falsh 10.1. Android have DLNA, no need for hdmi. Android have true multitasking. Usb-host is pointless because nobody want to watch movies or edit files on a Symbian phone with only 360x640 resolution, usb-masstorage is more than enough for everyone.
Microsoft developed a version of Silverlight for Symbian OS. Why WP7 comes without Silverlight?
rafaelinux, 09 Oct 2010Well.. err.. uhmm.. I didn't like it at all.. you know, the "disadvantages" part jus... moreI am with you on this on "Internet dumbphone". They actually made it a reality not wasting time on the phone. look at it and back in the pocket.. Such a Fail with all these Disadvantages. I wish it was atleast Internet Dumbphone it got no silverlight not even flash...
no matter, 09 Oct 2010Lack of videocalling is NOT a disadvantage. This feature is dead. No one using it, but paying ... moreWe live in 2010 not 2002
video calling is useful for me and many others, what's the point of having a "smartphone" with only voice calling?
you are free to stay in stone age. as for us, we must advance.
Lack of videocalling is NOT a disadvantage. This feature is dead. No one using it, but paying money when buying phone.
Important points missed by this review... WP7 DOES in fact have multitasking. It is built on Windows CE 7.0 kernel. The "lack" of multitasking is actually apps must close their GUI when the user moves along, however threads can still run in the background (instant messaging, music playing, email checking, etc). The tombstoned apps can communicate via notifications (eg. their tile). This is actually a great feature because it fixes the instability, speed, battery issues found with WM.
The other major point misses is regular updates, small ones over the air and larger updates while syncing with your pc. So the missing features *at launch* can be implemented post-launch (some obvious major omissions such as handwriting and Asian language input write-off millions of sales units until implemented). Microsoft is not missing the deadline so they've taken this approach to get it into market now.
How will windows live messenger work on this phone if no multitasking?
Oh my GOd!! This OS is so limited!!
* No system-wide file manager
* No videocalling
* Limited third-party apps
* No Bluetooth file transfers
* No USB mass storage mode
* No memory card support
* No multitasking
* No copy paste
* Too dependent on Zune software for computer file management and syncing
* No music player equalisers
* No Flash or Silverlight support in the web browser
* No sign of free Bing maps Navigation so far
* No DivX/XviD video support
I have got to say that this OS looks awesome.
TC, 09 Oct 2010Symbian can not even handle larger resolution than 360x640 so Symbian3 is also an outdated OS ... moreAt least, it won't suck battery and resources like the sucky android.
it supports latest flash 10.1 contents, HDMI, USB Host and true multitasking which says "good luck in your next try craproids".
TC buy your self a samsung galaxy s, you won't regret it
Iphone 4 still doesn't have multitasking! It has some fake multitasking, it works just with some aplications! Android have real multitasking
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2010this and craproid are the worst systems made in history (the second is sucking resources to th... moreSymbian can not even handle larger resolution than 360x640 so Symbian3 is also an outdated OS with no future.
Android seems to be the only really good OS on the market today, it is even more userfriendly than iOS.
No Bluetooth file transfers
No USB mass storage mode
No memory card support
No copy paste
Fail from the start. Some of these same disadvantages really annoy me about my iphone4. I think if Nokia come up with a Symbian^3 or 4 device that supports a high res screen like iphone4, then we'll have a winner!
Well.. err.. uhmm.. I didn't like it at all.. you know, the "disadvantages" part just killed off the phone. The Power users are the only users that would pay that much for a "phone".. and.. well.. that looks like a regression, it's no more a smartphone.. it's kind of an "Internet dumbphone" :\
For an expensive high-end phone today Adobe Flash 10.1, and being able to connect as USB-masstorage, is minimum, so Windows Phone 7 OS fail completely.
Symbian and Windows Phone OS are both outdated OS and those who still buy these phones waste their money on crap, atleast compared to what they could buy with the same amount of money on an expensive high-end Android-phone (not a SE-phone though because SE are always more than 6, often more than 12, months behind the latest Android-version).