As at mid-2010, I didn’t think that Microsoft could pull off anything exciting with WindowsPhone. However, being my job to try out everything mobile, I

Another look at WindowsPhone OS

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HTC HD7
As at mid-2010, I didn’t think that Microsoft could pull off anything exciting with WindowsPhone. However, being my job to try out everything mobile, I laid my hands on a HTC HD7, a 4.3-inch display monster that ran WindowsPhone OS – and instantly fell in love. Microsoft proved me wrong.

The WindowsPhone UI is simply clean, elegant, and very usable. In my opinion, the WindowsPhone UI beat everything else in the mobile space (read: Android, iOS, WebOS, and pre-Belle Symbian) hands-down (minus the new Nokia MeeGo UI which wasn’t in existence then and which I am yet to try). I have been an avowed WindowsPhone fan ever since.

But WindowsPhone was limited by a lack of some functionality available on other OSes at that time. These include: copy and paste and multi-tasking, among others. However, with the release of WindowsPhone version 7.5 AKA Mango, those listed features and 480 other improvements have been added to this very elegant OS.

In case you missed the news, this long-awaited Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update has started rolling out to devices.

A follower of this site is making available his HTC HD7 running WindowsPhone Mango for me to play with and review, so you can expect some exciting reviews and articles as I try to squeeze all the juice out of this Mango.

I am including below links to some of my past reviews of the HTC HD7 when it was running the first iteration of the OS. Do enjoy them while waiting for my Mango reviews.

9 comments

  1. ‘so you can expect some exciting reviews and articles as I try to squeeze all the juice out of this Mango.’

    Now that is what i call ‘picturesque speech!’

    Ride on, brother!

    I am salivating already…

  2. Well, i guess you must not be much of a smartphone user. How else could you possibly fall in love with an OS that can’t multitask? It pauses apps when you send them to background.

  3. Well, i guess you must notbe much of a smartphone user. How else could you possibly fall in love with an OS that can’t multitask?

    Silence may be the best answer for this.
    But then..Mr. Mobility may prefer a different approach…

  4. Refreshing! As one who has tasted the WP7. 5 Mango, its truly a refreshing experience… from xbox live to the ‘cloudy ‘ skydrive. -all gives a feeling of fresh air. And this can only get better.

  5. I’m waiting patiently for this ultimate review. Just yesterday, I read Windows Mango review on Engadget. But I just can’t be satisfied until I read Yomi’s take. I respect his opinion greatly!

    My cup is ready to receive the Mango juice you squeeze out. Ride on, Brother!

  6. as I wait for Yomi’s review, can someone please help me tell microsoft to stop playing catch up. Even at release, WP7 was a delight. Just as Yomi mentioned, the lacking functionalities messed the entire party and that is pretty obvious in it’s low sales.

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