Phone 7 looks good. But when I read all the Phone 7 specific limitations, I immediately thought; "My God, this is even worse than iOS"
...and that should say it all...
Ok so.. .
* No system-wide file manager
agreed missing.. problem
* No Bluetooth file transfers
Just like the Iphone, it will come in the form of an app if people want it. No Issue
* No USB mass storage mode
Perhaps a missing feature if people are looking for this.. however Like bluetooth file transfer an app will come like they did on the earlier iphones..
* Limited third-party apps availability
That is changing every week, I also take offense with the idea that quantity equates better.. I don't need 700 tip calculators, or diet plan app.
* No Flash or Silverlight support in the browser
They aren't needed quite honestly.
* Too dependent on Zune software for file management and syncing
exactly like the iphone and itunes? this is really a con?
* No video calls
* New ringtones available only through the Marketplace
con, however I would expect an app to pop up.
* Music player lacks equalizer presets
perhaps a con.
* No multitasking
enabled for first party functions, rarely necessary for others.
* No copy/paste
coming in the first update
* No DivX/XviD video support (automatic transcoding provided by Zune software)
an App will support it
* No sign of free Bing maps Navigation so far
Turn by turn bing maps and street view..
* No internet tethering support
* No handwriting recognition support
* Twitter client does not integrate with phonebook
E900 is a Very Good Phone.Windows Market is growing and day by day application will get added.Most of the basic application are available for free.Its a very user friendly UI .Initially usage of phone may be difficult,since its completely different UI ever in the Phone Market.Since its just the beginning wait and watch for the rest.All limitation will be consider and market apps will be available for the same.Just go ahead .Its wonderful and u will enjoy using it.
I think the UI of Windows7 for mobile is uniqe, but in a bad ways.
I wonder if microsoft will be a major player in mobile with this OS. 3 fail Os in the row? the old MS WinCE/WinMO, the Kin OS, now this???
It seems to me that in the future samsung wave and MS will gone. so it come down to symbian, iphone, android, and BB new neutrino-based-OS.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010All of you get cheated, WP7 smooth is because the system and interface go back to text based. ... moreSo? :D and why it's bad? it's very minimalistic UI but i think it's works very good, every little details has been thinked carefully and those transition effects push it to the next level.
All of you get cheated, WP7 smooth is because the system and interface go back to text based.
Think of running a Win98 in a Quad core 3.0 CPU, Im sure you will say its very fast and smooth...
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010wooow WP7 is soo smooth I love itYep,
from that perspective, it is really working nice. I just wish Microsoft wouldn't have dropped the Mobile Device Center in favor of Zune SW. Synchronization and file transfer is now a real hassle ... ! :-(
Wouldn't Stereo Crosstalk change from headphones to headphones? when the they are attached that is? Do you guys use one pair of headphones or the stock ones included with each phone?
Get real!, 11 Nov 2010@the reviewer: "No stereo speakers" as a con - really? You made my day, brother!... moreAgreed! Specially the audio test part should be redesigned, focusing on incall voice quality, speaker quality and loudness.
"No stereo speakers" as a con - really?
You made my day, brother! As if I would worry about stereo speakers in a tiny little 'smaller than my hand' device! That is what headsets are made for. Who would want to listen to stereo sound out of tiny pipsy speakers?
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Throughout the years, I've noticed how GSMArena reviews shift to 'what is the entertainment value of the device' rather than focusing on core features, such as taking the device in your own hands, dial a number and see for yourself how it sounds. (Your graphical audio stat doesn't mean anything to the majority of people here and it also only reflects music playback, not voice clarity!).
I could write a book on how reviews always focus on the 'feature parts' rather than the core functions of a cell phone, yet, I have better things to do!
HTC HD7 review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCOU4JE_rtg , part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59gg1sKVC3o
ULTRASMOOTH!! WOW :)
Phonemarket has two ultrasmooth OS and they are iOS and WP7
if i'm going to buy new phone i dont want to loose that smoothness what i have had like year and only option for me is WP7 and it's looking very good option!.
But i think i'm waiting the WP7 os update which is coming early 2011 then i decide if i'm going to try WP7 over iphone.
the awful limitation are apparent and the ui turns most people off as soon as they use it. Its like a file manager app with some colours added. wp7 has been on sale in my retail store for two weeks now and we haven't sold one yet,only one or two vague enquires which don't last long as soon as folks see the interface,not gonna last long this os id say
I don't like WP7 interface to much, especially home screen but i must give credit to it on how smooth the interface works. I have HTC Desire with android and it isn't that smooth. Don't get me wrong, android is much much better then WP7 but i like that smoothness on wp7. I hope when wp7 becomes more complex will not loose that smoothness.
Thanks for the great review GSMArena but can you please also review the LG Optimus One...
but DON'T get me wrong about other Windows releases, I like Windows Embedded Compact 7 (for tablets) and Windows 7 for desktop of course.