Windows Phone 7 video

Windows Phone 7 video

Summary: Several of you have asked me for a Windows Phone 7 video demoing the features ... well, here you go ...

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Several of you have asked me for a Windows Phone 7 video demoing the features ... well, here you go ...

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  • No need to see it

    take it from me folks: this is well below what Google has to offer.
    Linux Geek
    • The a$$hole chimes in again. (nt)

      ...
      ths40
    • Where's Google's ...

      ... listen to as much music as you like and keep 10 tracks each month for $15 per month?

      And where's Android's seamless integration with Facebook, Twitter and a number of other social and photo sharing sites integrated into the core of the phone experience?

      And where's ... oh ... who am I kidding ...

      No, this is a game changer - Google is going to have to go back to the drawing board to even get close to offering what WinPhone7 will.
      de-void-21165590650301806002836337787023
      • Obviously you aren't serious.

        Where is Googles seamless integration with
        social networking? Well one place is right there
        on the Motorola Cliq. I believe the HTC Android
        phones with Sense have the same thing. So do the
        Sony X10 Android phones. Google gave everybody a
        platform to go out and compete. Photo sharing
        has BEEN baked into the core of the phone. You
        didn't seriously think any of this stuff was new
        did you?

        Sorry buddy but MS is the one thats going to
        have to go back to the drawing board. I watched
        the video...and watched...and still haven't seen
        anything thats not already in my wife's Android
        phone and hers is actually obsolete compared to
        whats coming out now. WinPhone 7 is obsolete
        before it even launches.
        storm14k
  • I don't see anything unique in Windows Phone.

    What you will most assuredly do is pay a license fee for that 'WoW begins now' experience.

    Not so with Linux. Not so with Android.
    D.T.Schmitz
    • Then I suggest you watch the video ...

      ... otherwise you're clearly spouting ignorant rhetoric.
      de-void-21165590650301806002836337787023
      • No I'd suggest you go and check out some Android phones.

        ...because from your other post it seems
        apparent that you don't know much about them.

        I mean this Win7 phone announcement has been
        hilarious for me. Its the same old trick that MS
        fans fall for every time. They live their lives
        ignorant of anything non-MS. Then MS rehashes
        whats already been done already and the MS fans
        think its brand new.

        Seriously...integrated social media HAS BEEN
        DONE!!! And not only has it been done but in a
        much better fashion that what I'm seeing on this
        video. My wifes Cliq gives a much better view of
        social news right on the desktop...you can see
        whats going on without even touching anything.
        The Win7 phone doesn't appear to have widgets
        and thats already a huge step back to begin
        with. And to think the Cliq pales in comparison
        to the Sony X10 lmao.
        storm14k
        • Office and Sharepoint anyone? Live & Zune fts? etc. Android Fail (nt)

          nt
          keoz
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 video

      @D.T.Schmitz You ARE kidding, right? Free and low cost MP3s have been a staple of Windows users for , what, 15 years? Now be a good boi and run along to the Apple or Chrome store of you choosing. Geez dude!
      Woned B. Fooldagan
  • Well, the UI is a good start.

    I'm glad they got rid of the utterly sub-optimal "tiny icons on the tiny phone screen" concept.

    The first wince devices certainly didn't think outside the box when they tried to cram the desktop windows UI onto a tiny touch screen.

    Now, questions remain if Microsoft will follow its tendency rush a new OS to market by releasing it without a thorough polish.

    Afterall, this software company is well known for the bad first impression.

    And whether it will push too hard on its business (zune and xbox) tie-ins, potentially turning off customers, or try to produce it with maximal user satisfaction in mind, by pulling in tie-ins through added convenience, rather than through imposing crippleware incompatibilities.
    voltrarian
    • You're fundamentally forgetting something ...

      ... MICROSOFT DOESN'T SHIP PHONES. OEM's and carriers do.

      HOWEVER, Microsoft is being FAR more prescriptive with WinPhone7 to prevent the issues many OEM's and carriers caused by shipping devices that were way too slow, cheap and small to be useful.

      FWIW, the mobile devices that Microsoft HAS released have been met with pretty unanimous praise: Zune. If you've even used a ZuneHD for more than 30s, you'd know what I mean.

      Of course, you, I and everyone else watching this space should wait to see if the proof is in the pudding, but if MS manages to deliver what they're promising here, then the mobile phone ecosystem is just about to have it's biggest shake-up in years!
      de-void-21165590650301806002836337787023
  • Enterprise will abandon Windows Mobile

    Microsoft has just cut loose its enterprise users. Businesses are not going to be interested in the Series 7 "Zune Phone".

    Microsoft has forced business users to migrate from the current Windows Mobile. Microsoft has just pushed them out of the boat.

    Enterprises previously had the dilemma of staff wanting to use Android and iPhones, instead of the Windows Mobile phones that they were issued. Now that Windows Mobile has essentially been abandoned, it gives IT managers every reason to migrate to other platforms such as Android or iPhone (that their staff want to use), rather than Microsoft's unproven Series 7 Zune phone.
    Vbitrate
    • Your concern is valid

      but I think it's early to say whether this phone
      won't have all the advantages and business features
      that current Windows Mobile offers.
      markbn
    • Please.. put the crack pipe down..

      [b]Microsoft has just cut loose its enterprise users. Businesses are not going to be interested in the Series 7 "Zune Phone".

      Microsoft has forced business users to migrate from the current Windows Mobile. Microsoft has just pushed them out of the boat. [/b]

      Seriously... There's a couple of major flaws your analysis..

      1.) No one has forced anyone to upgrade. There's no "You will upgrade or else" directive. Not in WinMo, Not in the desktop. If you wanna use your current OS, you're free to do so.

      2.) It hasn't even been released yet. If you bothered watching the video all the way through, it's not due out till "Holiday 2010" - that means maybe September - November. Probably October.

      We have only seen a mock-up of ONE possible phone that can run WinMo 7. How the heck do you know that no one will want to use a phone that hasn't been released yet? The simple fact is, we don't have a clue what WinMo 7 phones are going to look like when they're released. Ergo, there's no predicting who will want them or not.
      Wolfie2K3
      • And to suport your agrument

        Just a guess, but MS won't abandon the enterprise. That was WinMo's bread and butter. I bet this device fills all of the gaps left by iPhone, Android and previous versions of WinMo. It has to. Anything less will be a waste of time.
        djmik
    • Re:

      Did you see the press conference? Exchange,
      Office and Sharepoint support will be available.
      And if you have Exchange support, it means remote
      wipe, device encryption. What other enterprise
      feature you need?
      dvm
  • Does it make phone calls?

    All I saw is social networking, search, and multimedia.
    CPPCrispy
  • Game changer?

    Perhaps in 2007; this phone is just white noise in the swarm of iPhone
    copycats: Bold, Pre, Nexus, etc. Touch screen and on screen keyboard
    and integration with music, games, social, blah blah blah. Been there
    done that years ago.
    Monkeypox
    • what?

      how is this a copy cat of the iphone??

      first of all, the iphone was NOT the first
      phone with a touchscreen. also, the iphone was
      NOT the first phone to play music and it wasn't
      the first with on screen keyboard.

      if you look at the video you will see this OS
      looks nothing like iphone OS. If you want to
      make up stories in your little head to make you
      happy then i guess.

      fanboys can be pathetic sometimes
      blackhawk556
    • Re:

      "Bold, Pre, Nexus, etc. Touch screen and on
      screen keyboard
      and integration with music, games, social, blah
      blah blah. Been there
      done that years ago."

      Does the Bold, Pre or Nexus have integration
      with Office (Word, Excel, OneNote)? What about
      Sharepoint integration? Two things very
      important for business. Maybe you haven't been
      there yet...
      dvm