• Jed

    With Windows Phone 7, you only get one web browser. It is based on Internet Explorer 7, with javascript taken from IE8. So you’d better like IE, ’cause on Windows Phone 7, there is no Firefox, no SkyFire, no Opera, no Webkit. Also, (contrary to what the article said), there is no HTML5 on Windows Phone 7, which will prevent you using many web apps.

    These early Windows Phone 7 handsets have too many problems to be recommended. Lack of Copy/Paste. No ability to use hidden wireless hotspots. No Bluetooth file exchange. There are many other shortcomings that will frustrate users.

    Windows Phone 7 basically is not ready. Take another look in 6 months time to see if Microsoft has fixed some of the shortcomings, though I think it will take Microsoft a couple of years to restore this functionality.

    • Anonymous

      html5? I don’t even know desktop applications who really support it. Why you need another browser if the instyalled browser works ok? You are prejudiced.

    • stoli89

      Lack of basic features as simple as customizing ringtones should be part of a smartphone OS at this stage. I think WP7 will be an excellent OS with a great UI, but it just isn’t ready. By 3Q2011…a whole new ballgame for WP7. Of course, at that point we’ll also have Meego, IOS 5, and Android 2.3 to keep us captivated. Clearly, MS had to launch now, else risk losing momentum. Still, and with all of these bugs, the money MS has poured into marketing WP7 should overcome much of the OS’ shortcomings.

    • Ucyimda_Ruler

      You sound like a one off user that enjoys features that others rarely use. Copy and paste is coming soon, hidden wireless hotspots doesn’t seem that big of a deal. At anytime I usually see 4-8 free ones. Bluetooth file exchange, really? I hardly constitute that as a problem especially if I only used it one in my life. But then again, as a I mentioned you seem like that one guy in the world that must have it.

    • Jeremiah Lawrence

      ? Not ready? You are picking at the small beans. Go pick one up, open your mind, and leave outside sources, outside. This comment is unneeded, You simply restated the cons, without the pros.

    • Jeremiah Lawrence

      ? Not ready? You are picking at the small beans. Go pick one up, open your mind, and leave outside sources, outside. This comment is unneeded, You simply restated the cons, without the pros.

    • Jeremiah Lawrence

      ? Not ready? You are picking at the small beans. Go pick one up, open your mind, and leave outside sources, outside. This comment is unneeded, You simply restated the cons, without the pros.

  • Anonymous

    Apple/Android fanboy alert.

  • Anonymous

    Apple/Android fanboy alert.

    • http://www.webarnes.ca/ Billy Barnes

      “Apple/Android fanboy”?

    • Anonymous

      Microsoft/Apple/Android/Symbian/BlackBerry/WebOS fanboy alert. Oh, and MeeGo too. Have to cover all the fanboy bases.

    • Jeremiah Lawrence

      He made a good point. Go up and call the one stating all the cons, and calling it a piece of junk a fanboy.

    • Jeremiah Lawrence

      He made a good point. Go up and call the one stating all the cons, and calling it a piece of junk a fanboy.

    • Jeremiah Lawrence

      He made a good point. Go up and call the one stating all the cons, and calling it a piece of junk a fanboy.

  • Anonymous

    Apple/Android fanboy alert.

  • Anonymous

    Apple/Android fanboy alert.

  • Garyneiluk

    Jed,

    Just looking at “These early Windows Phone 7 handsets have too many problems to be recommended. Lack of Copy/Paste. No ability to use hidden wireless hotspots. No Bluetooth file exchange. There are many other shortcomings that will frustrate users.”

    Sounds like your descriving an iPhone when it 1st launched yet look where they are now. Looking back at Apple people went for the new and bold concept which is what Microsoft are relying on here until they start running. If you went back a few years knowing what you know now, whould you recommend an iPhone or tell people to wait ?

  • Garyneiluk

    Jed,

    Just looking at “These early Windows Phone 7 handsets have too many problems to be recommended. Lack of Copy/Paste. No ability to use hidden wireless hotspots. No Bluetooth file exchange. There are many other shortcomings that will frustrate users.”

    Sounds like your descriving an iPhone when it 1st launched yet look where they are now. Looking back at Apple people went for the new and bold concept which is what Microsoft are relying on here until they start running. If you went back a few years knowing what you know now, whould you recommend an iPhone or tell people to wait ?

    • Anonymous

      True but the difference is the iPhone at the time offered a better UX experience and App Store (a year out at least) than the competition. The smartphone landscape is much different now and iOS, Android RIM and maybe even Palm offer high-quality experiences with well built ecosystems (well, maybe not webOS).

      The real question is: does the UI and UX on Windows Phone 7 enough to overcome its lacking features? I can’t go that far yet because Android and iOS are pretty darn mature. By this time next year though, I’m sure WP7 will be kicking all sorts of bootys and taking names.

      • http://www.facebook.com/theofficialleewalton Lee Walton

        Most Applie iPhone users MISS the point of the Metro UX. It is hands down the best user experience to date on a smartphone, everything at the OS level is integrated well and doesn’t require to go to different apps for a consistent stream of work, like replying to an e-mail and attaching a phone or other attachment. The Apple has traditionally been the benefactor of people who do not understand technology, and just want to “draw” or “make music” while Microsoft focuses on people’s workstreams, and how best to augment that experience. If you have ever used a Windows Phone 7 device you would see that there is nothing missing. Simply saying, “oh, it doesn’t have apps” or “oh, no cut and paste” are illegitimate gripes if you haven’t experience how the device actually works, and I’m a bit disappointed that the so called reviewers of the phones don’t understand this.

        • Rickyishiding

          Having no apps is an illegitimate gripe. Anyone considering this phone has to understand it’s brand new and will take time to acquire support. No copy and paste is unacceptable as it’s a pretty universal function that comes in handy no matter how elegant the counter solution might be. I love my Focus, but I’m not going to ignore the faults and praise it as a super phone. Microsoft will truly become Apple if I did that and nothing would be recognized as problematic and get fixed, they’ll just tell me I’m doing it wrong ;). Joking aside, the Metro UI is definitely streamlined and easy for me compared to the Captivate and iPhone 3g of my past, and WP7 has taken alot of notes from both Android and IOS to really make this work. This is definitely no Kin, but it doesn’t kill the looming feeling that if Microsoft does not commit themselves and listen to their userbase, it can die just as easily. That would really suck for me because I really like the direction they’re headed.

  • Garyneiluk

    Jed,

    Just looking at “These early Windows Phone 7 handsets have too many problems to be recommended. Lack of Copy/Paste. No ability to use hidden wireless hotspots. No Bluetooth file exchange. There are many other shortcomings that will frustrate users.”

    Sounds like your descriving an iPhone when it 1st launched yet look where they are now. Looking back at Apple people went for the new and bold concept which is what Microsoft are relying on here until they start running. If you went back a few years knowing what you know now, whould you recommend an iPhone or tell people to wait ?

  • Garyneiluk

    Jed,

    Just looking at “These early Windows Phone 7 handsets have too many problems to be recommended. Lack of Copy/Paste. No ability to use hidden wireless hotspots. No Bluetooth file exchange. There are many other shortcomings that will frustrate users.”

    Sounds like your descriving an iPhone when it 1st launched yet look where they are now. Looking back at Apple people went for the new and bold concept which is what Microsoft are relying on here until they start running. If you went back a few years knowing what you know now, whould you recommend an iPhone or tell people to wait ?

  • CaptnJim

    Very good unbiased review. And from a mac user too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mj-Williams/100000096491109 Mj Williams

    Just want to make some corrections from the bad
    The Bad

    Doesn’t support external storage
    not exactly true. dell venue pro and other devices do support expandable and external storage, but the result is a hard reset sadly. That has been known since MIX in March
    Lack of cut/paste functionality (coming in early 2011)
    No WiFi hotspot feature
    That is up to the OEM to offer it. Microsoft specifically noted the devices are capable but it is up to OEM to implement the function
    Lack of Twitter integration (coming soon)
    I am not a twitter user, but what worries me is how third party programs are working. And by working, I mean there is some noticeable lag in scrolling and data aggregation from a lot of sources. That worries me
    Finnicky Google integration
    This is catch 22 you can get some good google integration without tying it to your hotmail account, but its not especially easy and most users will not go through it…
    No unified inbox or threaded email
    Threaded email is not a huge deal for me and neither is a unified inbox. I prefer to have a separate email for my different activities and I hated it on apple
    Apps don’t persist in the background
    I think this will come with program multitasking in the Jan 11 update
    Most of the OS is optimized for portrait view (landscape orientation isn’t as ubiquitous as we’d like)
    This is something I was afraid of since the emulator days. Does it work well in landscape? And sadly it looks like a no…which may cements my need for a dell venue pro

  • Jake Rider

    Hey kid – He just said the built in browser doesn’t work correctly because it doesn’t support HTML5. And “desktop applications” that support it? Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, IE Desktop, etc ALL support it. Also, don’t call people prejudiced if you can’t even spell “installed” correctly.

  • Jake Rider

    Hey kid – He just said the built in browser doesn’t work correctly because it doesn’t support HTML5. And “desktop applications” that support it? Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, IE Desktop, etc ALL support it. Also, don’t call people prejudiced if you can’t even spell “installed” correctly.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YFXRLJO52BHEGKAWJXE7EN6QG4 iluvuillkillu

      Jake, are you smarter than a kid? HTML5 and Flash are coming to WP7 in 2011. BTW when iOS came out it lacked many core features as well. I am sure MS will start releasing updates.

      • StevieBallz

        Usage of HTML5 is currently in testing at best – the W3C discourages usage right now.

        Microsoft is working hard on IE9 for the Desktop and doing a pretty good job with the HTML 5 support so I guess we’ll see this wander down to the Phone when it’s done (hard to base a release browser on a beta one, isn’t it?)

        Well, the browser has not let me down on any pages so far.

        What I think is rather interesting is the part on Twitter – no it is not integrated into the system core but there are several apps to support it just fine – don’t see too much of a problem there.

        Nonetheless – the OS is visibly in it’s infancy so I won’t go out into the world saying: this is the phone to solve all your problems (but neither are Android phones or the iPhone). Let’s wait and see – but if u need a phone today take a look – most things are working just fine right now.

        • Rickyishiding

          What I’d really like to see if more live tile support from third party devs. I wouldn’t mind small print on my nice 4″ amoled telling me how tweets/mentions and retwets there are to see if it’s worth opening my app for. Hell, integrate push notifications if you need to. MS, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do, hop to it!

          • SMITHSOUTHPORT

            “Let’s start off with the obvious. Windows Phone 7 is the sexiest smartphone OS that we’ve yet seen. It’s super model sexy

            SO I CAN SLEEP WITH WP7 ,NO NEED FOR FRING ,SKYPE OR ANY MORE CHATTING PROGRAMS

  • http://www.facebook.com/antifuse Ryan Waddell

    I ended up going with a Samsung Captivate instead of WP7 – no multitasking, no tethering? That means no WP7 for me this time around.

  • Someinternetdude

    The last thing I would call Win Phone 7 is sexy, far from it. After two years in development is this what MS came up with? Anyway I give it a year before it goes the way of the KIN.

  • Someinternetdude

    The last thing I would call Win Phone 7 is sexy, far from it. After two years in development is this what MS came up with? Anyway I give it a year before it goes the way of the KIN.

  • Someinternetdude

    The last thing I would call Win Phone 7 is sexy, far from it. After two years in development is this what MS came up with? Anyway I give it a year before it goes the way of the KIN.

    • Lee Walton

      Wishful thinking. Come out from under your Apple rock and taste the sunlight!

    • Jeremiah Lawrence

      Ha, pick one up and see for yourself. I had a iPhone 4 and a MS7 in both hands at the ATT store. BY FAR the MS7 is ASTOUNDING in visual aspects. BUT worthless if you don’t have fb, zune, live, etc.

      • Twiggy6x3

        The phone is great and it is not necesarly worthless if you don’t have FB, windows live or Zune pass. Those are just features and if you don’t use them, remove them and that’s it. You can still do all the other awesome things the phone offers. And it offers a lot!

    • Jeremiah Lawrence

      Ha, pick one up and see for yourself. I had a iPhone 4 and a MS7 in both hands at the ATT store. BY FAR the MS7 is ASTOUNDING in visual aspects. BUT worthless if you don’t have fb, zune, live, etc.

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    The author marvels at kinetic scrolling and the behaviour at the end of lists like it’s something unheard of. May I remind Will that these features and many others described are in iPhones from 2007?
    But then again, he may be too young to remember…

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

  • Me

    “Say your hands are tied up but you need to make a phone call or search for [...] From anywhere on your phone, press and hold the Start button to use the [...]”

    Oh, come on, do you really read what you are writing? Hands tied up but press and hold the button? With what, the nose?

    • Eddypp976

      Hahaa im writing this on a wp7 but that comment still made me laugh ;)

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

    • Anonymous

      Mobile IE9 (which came out on the WP7 Mango Update in Sept 2011) now scores 141 and 5 bonus points… which is the same score as IE9 on my PC.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • http://twitter.com/robinfnixon Robin Nixon

    “It handles HTML5 without problem” – Nope. It scores 12 out of 300 at http://html5test.com.

  • please don’t crash

    You must be joking. Facebook integration is a plus? And what if I do not have facebook account? Half of the phone screens is useless. Prettinessof tiles is a matter of individual taste. For me they are terrible , but how will those tiles work if I install 30 custom applications? Finding anything will be hard.

    • Ucyimda_Ruler

      I bought the HD7 and I do not have a facebook or twitter account. Seing how Twitter isn’t yet available there’s no problem there but if you don’t have facebook then that’s one screen/application you don’t use. Same concept if you do not have netflix.

      With this phone you can just uninstall the application and move on with your life.

      Last bit. You mentioned not be able to find anything. You control how those tiles are organizationed on the home screen and it can support up to 265 tiles I believe. The next screen has the full list alphabetized.

      • http://www.facebook.com/theofficialleewalton Lee Walton

        Just as a point of reference, Twitter IS available as 3rd party, just like EVERY other smartphone. The Twitter integration they are speaking of it how Facebook integrates the contacts, which is necessarily something I’d want anyway. Twitter SHOULD be seperate because those are people who CHOSE to follow you, and not necessarily people you want in your contacts or even know!

        • Anonymous

          You can control which contacts you want to see – you can remove all Twitter and all Facebook contacts from the list if you desire.

          You can also link contacts (i.e. phone + windows live + facebook) to show only one entry for a person. You can then contact that person by phone, email, write on their FB page, mention them on twitter or chat to them via sms/messenger/facebook – all through the same interface.

          When you post a status update you can post to Windows Live / Facebook / Twitter at the same time, or just choose specific ones.

          If you don’t have Facebook or Twitter then you won’t see those options…. it’s really quite simple.

    • whatever

      it’s more minimalistic design on WP7′s UI, I like it. I guess it is a joke if reviewers judge and rate the looks of UI nowaday, because it is “a matter of individual taste”.

  • http://adamhaider.com Adam Haider

    During the PDC10 conference, Microsoft announced they are now focusing their efforts on HTML5 and not so much on Silverlight in terms of a flash player alternative, so it’s a sign that HTML5 support should be coming to Windows Phone 7 in the near future.

    I imagine after the US launch next week and the January 2011 update, WP7 will gain more traction and further improve their platform and continue to listen to what people are saying. — It’s only going to get better. WP7 is not going to end up like the KIN because the KIN did not have a proper eco-system and infrastructure in-place — now they have Bing Search/Map integration, Zune eco-system, SkyDrive and Windows Live which allows users to integrate all their social networks in one place.

    One of the major catalysts for the success of BB and iPhone is due to trends and media time in fashion magz, ads, music videos and box office films. If Microsoft can pull off what RIM and Apple did by hosting PR events and give out phones to celebrities to endorse, that should start changing consumers perception on Microsoft but they would need to roll it out fast and everywhere.

  • TJ FlyBoy

    “Unlike the iPhone, you can actually attach images to an email from within the email client. With iPhone, if you finish writing an email and decide that you want to attach a photo, you have to copy the text, trash your current email, go to your photo, share it via email, and then paste the text back into the email. With WP7, all you have to do is click the “attach” icon at the bottom of the screen and you can choose the picture(s) you’d like to attach.”

    Unfortunately, this information on iOS is incorrect. If you wish to add a photo while composing an email, just multi-task your way over to your photo browser, copy the photo you wish to include, and then multi-task back to your email and paste. Perhaps not quite as elegant as an ‘attach photo’ feature, but functional. Just another reason why a modern mobile operating system should have cut/paste functionality.

    • Lee Walton

      @TJ FlyBoy
      Um…are you slow? You rightly stated that the iOS solution is NOT as elegant as the attach photo feature and then go on to say, “just another reason why a modern mobile OS should have cut/paste functionality.” That is RETARDED! Your last statement is ONLY relevant if the OS DOES NOT have a more elegant solution AND WM7 DOES! Apple CAN’T make people this mindless! If it does, I’m throwing my iPad away!

    • Lee Walton

      @TJ FlyBoy
      Um…are you slow? You rightly stated that the iOS solution is NOT as elegant as the attach photo feature and then go on to say, “just another reason why a modern mobile OS should have cut/paste functionality.” That is RETARDED! Your last statement is ONLY relevant if the OS DOES NOT have a more elegant solution AND WM7 DOES! Apple CAN’T make people this mindless! If it does, I’m throwing my iPad away!

  • Anonymous

    The user guide on the T-Mobile site for the HTC HD7 says that it DOES support Wi-Fi hotspots . . .

    • Anonymous

      I was referring to the Mobile HotSpot feature – review updated to clarify that point.

  • Rentallight

    One issue with the review above, Apps do persist in the background if they have been written using the provided Phone API to persist the data. The review is wrong in this area.

  • Slobodan Ivkovic

    Heh, I’m mobile app developer, and I will never write an app for Windows phone 7, I can promise you that. And I don’t have facebook account

    • http://www.facebook.com/theofficialleewalton Lee Walton

      We in the Windows Phone 7 community want you to signed a legally binding document stating such, so that we will see how stupid you feel when you are locked out of developing for a successfull Windows Phone 7 platform.

    • Lee Walton

      We have yet to receive that signed statement, so we can officially ban you from development on this platform. Once you have remitted that, we will file it with the county clerk, and any breach by you will be subject to huge financial penalty. Get a clue dude! Real developers, develop, they don’t sit in a corner and whine or take sides.

    • Rickyishiding

      By mobile app developer, he means an anonymous entity online, which can claim to any profession thinking it adds some kind of authority in his comment implying the platform will fail. He did all this without realizing how ignorant his statement was.

    • Twiggy6x3

      Why? are you stupid or something? You are just limiting yourself. WP7 is pretty bad ass and it is getting better by the minute.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricky.russell Rick Russell

    fantastic review. you don’t see many unbiased reviews these days

  • Lukeguy2007

    its everything I want. I use facebook, zune, xboxlive, and windows live. This is the phone for me.

    • http://twitter.com/alittlenegative A Little Negative

      Yeah that’s what struck me as I read this. If you’re already in the microsoft ecosystem, this is PERFECT. For someone like me who uses google for everything, not so much. But it is a sexy phone, I will give microsoft that.

      • Twiggy6x3

        I would say most people are in the MS ecosystem. PC, XBOX, plus it integrates real easily with Facebook, Windows Live and the others are coming soon!

      • Twiggy6x3

        I would say most people are in the MS ecosystem. PC, XBOX, plus it integrates real easily with Facebook, Windows Live and the others are coming soon!

  • Guest

    “Let’s start off with the obvious. Windows Phone 7 is the sexiest smartphone OS that we’ve yet seen. It’s super model sexy. It’s got that undercover hotness factor that belies the elegance and poise of its design aesthetic. …” hahaha…
    How much did Microsoft pay you to write this?

    • Guest

      ” “Let’s start off with the obvious. Windows Phone 7 is the sexiest smartphone OS that we’ve yet seen. It’s super model sexy. It’s got that undercover hotness factor that belies the elegance and poise of its design aesthetic. …” hahaha…
      How much did Microsoft pay you to write this? ”

      hahaha… how much did (insert Apple / Google / Palm / RIM) pay you to write this?

      See what I did there Anon guest? I posted as an Anon guest and showed you how dumb your comment was.

      Go away troll.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERBE7HGEWIPMYUELWQCJ4TKLBY Hubert

    This really is a dumbass article. All the features you claim it lacks will be coming to the platform soon.

    - Copy and Paste
    - Tethering
    - Multi-tasking
    - Flash
    - Silverlight
    - HTML5
    - Twitter integration

    All of these are coming, probably by the end of summer 2011. Microsoft simply wanted the OS released for the holiday season. You could argue that they should have waited, but it’s irrelevant. WP7 can and will do everything iOS or Android can do very soon. It can also many things better. Too long to list here. Hell, Android can’t even manage to scroll smoothly. They better conquer that before they try anything else. WP7 outperforms Android on far lesser hardware. Google could also try creating an OS that doesn’t look like warmed of dog ****.

  • Morris Lewkowicz

    Truly amazes me that there is no mention to how this mobile works as a ‘phone”. After all, irrespective of how well this products performs as a mini computer, in the great majority of cases, most people will spend more time using this (or similar) device as phones. And yet, most of the hoo-ha is about how it works best as a computer……??

  • Anonymous

    Were you paid by Microsoft for this review?
    “it’s hands-down the sexiest smartphone OS out there.”
    You must be kidding.
    I have used Ios, android and WP7 and it is obvious that WP7 was designed by a commitee which seldom is good.
    It is hobbled by the fact that MS is trying to avoid the “just copying apple” label and all those MS bean counters that learned that you “must differentiate or die” in MBA school.

    WP7 feels like being in a jail. you cannot control the phone or bend it to your preferences, you cant change font sizes, contrast settings or lose those ridiculous tiles for icons should you so wish. WP7 wastes lot of display on  unneccesary whitespace.

    You cant change from Bing to google even though the latter is superior in all possible ways.
    The stupid search button is constantly in the way and Bling popups, disrupting my workflow
    WP7 couldnt figure out my network settings even though both my aged Iphone 3G and my Htc Hd2 both did it without prompting on the same network. there are endless annoyances like this

    I am convinced that all those people claiming that they think wp7 is far better than Ios are astroturfers, shame on you.

  • http://lev-tec.com.au/ Tile Levelling system

    One of the issues was that there was little thought about the floor until late in the project. This happens a lot. Flooring should be the first consideration in every project then design and build from there, not the other way around.

  • http://lev-tec.com.au/ Tile Levelling system

    The floor looked awesome when complete. It took 3 people about 90 minutes to resurface 1200 square feet. When complete you could see a perfect transition at all the doorways, entrance door could swing open freely, transition to tile in kitchen was perfect.

  • Jackjack

    Does “Metro” means some sort of NY homosexual?

  • Anonymous

    Just to update on the “The Bad”

    - Doesn’t support external storage

    True – this is still coming to future models. You have a 25 GB SkyDrive to supplement your internal storage (usually 16 GB or 8GB) and this allows you to store your photos and music off your device.

    - Lack of cut/paste functionality (coming in early 2011)

    This came out with NoDo around February 2011.

    - No WiFi Mobile Hotspot feature

    This is now available for a majority of phone models.

    - Lack of Twitter integration (coming soon)

    This is now fully integrated as of Mango which came out in September 2011.

    - Finnicky Google integration

    The article doesn’t specify in what way. You can currently pin google to your homescreen and access gmail and google calendar.

    - No unified inbox or threaded email

    This is fully integrated as of Mango which came out in September 2011. You can unify as many mailboxes as you like with threaded emails.

    - Many apps don’t persist in the background

    The Mango update (which came out in September 2011) allows multitasking and apps to persist in the background i.e. streaming music while your browsing. Most apps that need this have been updated by the developers.

    - Most of the OS is optimized for portrait view (landscape orientation isn’t as ubiquitous as we’d like)

    Depends where else you would like it to tbe landscape… iphone and android phones aren’t fully landscape capable either (in all areas).

    The browser has also been updated to IE9 which supports HTML5 and hardware acceleration

  • Anonymous

    sorry, double posted

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