Some of the disadvantages are not true. WP7 does have Divx/Xvid support. WP7 will launch with at least 2,000 apps. It supports SD card slot according to the official WP7 help page.
TC, 10 Oct 2010Android and iOS can handle screen resolution larger than 360x640, Symbian cannot!I don't believe symbian can only handle 360x640 resolutions for early symbian versions run on 240x320 before and back then no one said it can't handle more than that, which is actually true because it jumps to 360x640 when touchphones are introduced. I believe that they're using the same resolution for the sake of uniformity. Basically, all symbian phones of the same OS version have the same capabilities. They only differ on some hardware such as design, camera, battery etc.
Symbian^4 is rumored to have 1280x720 support btw. Twice the current resolution. Same goes for MeeGo.
I have been waiting for this OS for quite some time now and i have to say that, in my opinion, it looks like crap. How can they think a bunch of squares (almost all the same color) is beautiful. Is this the first phone UI out there? haven't they looked? What were they thinking.
Well at least they are in a new category.
iOS (Crap that looks beautiful),
Android (good OS that looks like crap)
and now entering WM7 (Crap that looks like crap)
Jayanta, 10 Oct 2010All product has a evolution. If we assume 10 as complete feature, a product should get launche... moreReply to Jayanta
We are in 2010 now. WM6.5 was more feature packed so to speak than WP7. From a techies point of view you are correct. From a customer/user point of view you are incorrect. MS have created WP7 from an internal perspective and not a client perspective. You cannot introduce a new product that is NOT a market leader relative to your competitors. How long have we waited for WP7? and now we find its an incomplete offering?
Well gone are the days of Me2 and MS has here again missed the boat. We were holding out for WP7 but after confirmation of its limitations, Android wins more corporate clients. Always listern to your customers demands and fulfill those if you are to be successful in business and in life. Else you become an irrelavant, self centred laming.
I cant understand this main disadvantages in new 2010 OS...
Actually, WP7 supports MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile, which is the longwinded ISO name of XviD/DivX.
OMG!!!Windows mobile has become apple iOS????
NNAAAAAAAAWWWWW!!!!!All the disadvantages can easily be done by my busy lil Omnia :D
* 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
these remind me of the disadvantages of 1st iphone but the iphone has a nice UI ,unlike the windows m 7 which has the most ugliest UI i've ever seen,what was microsoft thinking???!!
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2010I really don't understand how gsmarena rates the phone OS's solely on the interface, even tho... moresymbian can not produce high graphic quality applications,when compared to android and iOS,due to screen resolution,processor,ram limitation.
seems like a bland blue square ui,limited system which can't do many of the big advantageous things claimed by rival os syetms. Doomed to belong to a small niche market like previous windows mobile os despite the claims,which were also the case before previous windows mobile os releases
What a piece of shit. I cant believe there is neither multitasking nor copy and paste. I just copied the list of main disadvantages of WP7 from my web browser and pasted it on a new email and sent to several of my friends. I use my three year old Symbian Nokia E51 as laptop replacement. You will find me editing documents, running chat, listening to music, checking email, browsing the web and running Skype at any given moment so how could I live without multitasking ? Btw my office web site is based on 100% Flash which I have to access on a daily basis.
so many disadvantages
awful looking UI!
R.I.P. windows mobile/phone OS
M$ made some bold moves and said it will kill the iPhone and BlackBerry with a weird event: digging the iPhone and BlackBerry sign into the grave.
After I see what they've done to Windows Mobile with this WP7 i think the only thing that will land in the grave is the WP7.
It's the worst most ugly UI I have ever seen! I could not imagine a more absurd way to interact with your phone. With this move M$ will not only lose this platform but they will lose respect in the PC industry.
Without bashing, I would not consider buying WP before it supports:
Multitasking (Yes, I actually use that at times..)
Sideloading (I do not need MS to be in control of my installations? I am a big boy, i can decide which apps are appropriate for me.)
Tethering (Too useful to be missing, and carriers here do not charge extra for it.)
A file manager + External drive support (I am not going to use something like itunes to transfer files! ANd I may want to download "exotic" filetypes now and then.)
All product has a evolution. If we assume 10 as complete feature, a product should get launched at 5 and keep on adding 0.5/1 on a regular interval. The same has been observed in case of IPhone. In a span of 4 years it keep on adding new features. It was able to sell the product at V1 and also now. At certain point new customer got sold to the features.
Now WM7 has provided some features. Now say 100K people will buy it at V1. In next 6/12 months .. as new features get added, another 200K people may going to buy this and this process get continued.
I had a phone in 2006 with all features - Video Conf + Multitasking etc etc. But the current one is with very less features but added lot new where I forget those short commings with some alternative approach. The bottom line is , yes we need a complete OS with everything possible. And as many rightly says Symboan OS is most complete OS but Android/IOS has provided some new things which we require and use most offern than those small small things. Even copy paste itself was very rarely getting used.
I had read in many forum about many different product. It seems like nagativity is so natural to netizens that it comes very naturally. And it just require few words to redicule something.
In my opinion, WM7 looks different and it provides something different for people to choose from. And as days if MS has to and will add new functionality. And finally that process will decide whether it will be a success or not.
So many disadvantages. No, no, no. I was looking at WP7 with hope to migrate from Symbian, but no. Too early ...