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.
- HTC HD7 Windowsphone First Impressions
- Pictorial Mini Review of HTC HD7
- Things I like about the HTC HD7
- Am I confidently recommending Windowsphone above other OS?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.