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I'm gonna post some official pics soon. That's showcase the OS.

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Definitely looks interesting. MS could do some really good things with the xbox live integration. I use media centre i think it's great however sky integration would make it even better. the sky player add in is pretty good too.

cheers

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After reading a lot from different sites and watching two or three videos I instantly found this news very exciting and I'm anticipating the new interface.

As it is, I agree that WinMo is ugly and not too friendly, but stuff like TouchFlo, Samsung Keyboard, Opera and the suites created by SPB, Kinoma, Resco fixed it to the point that iPhone looks more like a toy to me and I'm still waiting to see the best from Android (nice interface out of the box and... oh yeah, nothing else the WinMo doesn't do). So that's what was lacking on the WinMo, great thing they're fixing.

I'm used to hearing gratuitous ranting towards anything Microsoft does, but this one's ironic: while for the first time all the press all over the world is raving about the Windows Mobile 7 promise, it's the faithful users of Windows Mobile from a Windows Mobile forum that rant! I don't get it. If Windows Mobile's so stupid and useless, why keep saying you're switching to other platform here? Just go and switch already.

No problem in switching. It's the gratuitous ranting that's stupid. Even more so coming from advanced users who most times run modified versions of WinMo that run much better than the average smartphone and certainly much better than Androids and iPhones everywhere. Give me a break...

Edit: when I say the press is all raving about the Windows Phone, don't take my word for it:

http://gizmodo.com/5...7...ne=true&s=i
http://gizmodo.com/5...7...ne=true&s=i
http://www.networkwo...nity/node/23744
http://www.engadget....-is-playing-to/
http://wp.clicrbs.co...ndows-mobile-7/
http://www.gsmarena....m-news-1456.php

Edited by Rafael Lopez, 18 February 2010 - 09:12 PM.

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I think it looks good but doubt still can't see myself switching back from Android.

I don't understand all the comments about iPhone and Android being 6 months ahead by the time this comes out. I can't really see either platform making an unforeseen quantum leap by Xmas. Apple may possibly add multi tasking and better hardware. Hardly earth shattering.

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Microsoft did what I asked and raised the bar instead of a "me too" approach. Win Phone 7 looks good. Now for us peeps who are on 6.5 for a while the old Idea for 7 all those "leaked" screen shots etc should have been used in 6.5. Its never too late. They could at least pimp the home screen a bit for those poor souls without HTC Sense :D

if you dont know what I mean check this out

http://www.neowin.ne...ows-mobile-7-ui

Edited by agent.m, 20 February 2010 - 10:07 PM.

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I hope the XBL tile is a decent application and not just a link to view gamertags and achievements. It would be good if you could direcly communicate (text and voice) with players on XBL and easily manage you points, purchases, subscriptions etc.

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...The text rendering uses a technique called 'sub pixel rendering' for excellent readability even when zoomed far out.


You mentioned smoke and mirrors. Why didn't they just use the term ClearType? - that's what they've been calling subpixel rendering/smoothing for the last decade..
Thanks for the Desire ROM btw <_<

Edited by carl0s, 08 March 2010 - 09:54 PM.

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Hello,

I saw a lot of vid's for win mo 7. None of them impressed me. In fact, i find win mo 7 a bit UGLY. I am disappointed. A while back i discovered custom rom's for my Omnia i900 (Ock's ROMs are the best!!) and now i am spoiled like hell... :-) Maybe someday i will buy me a new Android-phone. That's where the WoW factor is these day's.

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Google or Apple simply have proven to most customers that you do not have to have crappy Windows Mobile devices. In 3 years, Apple and Google have turned things around.
Microsoft are now trying to catch up! And look ..... they use Pinch and Zoom features! And to unlock the phone you slide your finger!

WOW!!!!! I mean..... WOW! They must be amazing people to come up with that idea !! But hang on ... someone already did .... years back <_<
Integration with XBOX is fine - IF YOU have one!! And want one!!
Nah! Will stick with the iPhone - Does exactly what I want (including making calls!!!) and alot more!

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Nice post on Windows phone 7, I am very exited about it. I think it is super smarter.. It looks so professional, Besides just flipping the script on the brand, the company seems to be taking a much more vertical approach with hardware and user experience.
Microsoft offers a great approach to phone software, distinguished by more smarter design of its phone.
Games are one of the features of which is delivers the first and only official Xbox LIVE experience on a phone.
Waiting for this phone..

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windows mobile 7 is brilliant. if you don't count apps windows mobile 7 owns ios and android. damn ios and android are are just old windows mobile with a finger instead of a stylus.

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