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    Windows Phone 7: It's just so darned pretty




    HOT TIPS

    Windows Phone 7: It's just so darned pretty


    By Chris Murray

    Katherine Murray wrote about her frustrating experience with Windows Phone 7 in the June 2 issue of Windows Secrets.

    This week, her son Chris sings the praises of that very same phone.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/hot-tips/windows-phone-7:-its-just-so-darned-pretty/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.
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    Coming from the standpoint of not yet having a smartphone at all my expected desire for the functionality v form ratio will be 95%:5%. When I get a smartphone it will be to work on, not manage contacts and provide entertainment.
    Based on that my conclusion from these two articles is don't go WP7.

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    Windows phone OS

    Not only that, but if the past is any example, a state of the art Windows Mobile smartphone one year old can't be upgraded. TMobile pushed my HTC HD2 as the "latest and greatest", but one year later, they carry 40 Androids and one lone Windows OS phone.

    The apps are terrible and can only be purchased through Windows Marketplace, which Microsoft just shut down for all versions other than the current.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pthov View Post
    Coming from the standpoint of not yet having a smartphone at all my expected desire for the functionality v form ratio will be 95%:5%. When I get a smartphone it will be to work on, not manage contacts and provide entertainment.
    Based on that my conclusion from these two articles is don't go WP7.
    What kind of work?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolooze View Post
    Not only that, but if the past is any example, a state of the art Windows Mobile smartphone one year old can't be upgraded. TMobile pushed my HTC HD2 as the "latest and greatest", but one year later, they carry 40 Androids and one lone Windows OS phone.

    The apps are terrible and can only be purchased through Windows Marketplace, which Microsoft just shut down for all versions other than the current.
    Unfortunately, you bought the last of the Windows Mobile 6.5 phones. Becuase of the locked down hardware requirements for WP7 there was no way Microsoft was going to allow that phone to be updated to WP7. According to Microsoft, all of the current WP7 phones will be upgradeable to the new "Mango" release this fall. Of course, if there is a new feature which requires hardware that is not in a phone you won't be able to use the feature. The app list in growing pretty quickly. Given that WP7, the hardware, and supporting ecosystem are somewhat of a blend between what Apply & Google have done it is not all that surprising that apps are only available through the Windows Marketplace.

    Joe

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    Just another reason or two

    I hate to say this but this article just seemed to give me a few more reasons NOT to get a Windows 7 phone.

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    This review and comparison to Android phones simply confirmed again why the Apple iPhone is so hugely popular: it simply works.

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