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  1. jh20001's Avatar
    I'm curious to know if there are any updates for this thread as the phone slowly launches around the world.
    10-12-2010 10:57 AM
  2. Dusteater's Avatar
    I'm curious to know if there are any updates for this thread as the phone slowly launches around the world.
    It won't be out in the wild until I believe Oct 21st in some European countries, but no where quite yet.
    10-12-2010 11:46 AM
  3. jfa1's Avatar
    Well windows Mobile Experts seems to have morphed into WP central like the new design and kudos to your coverage of todays event. Exciting times ahead!
    10-12-2010 05:20 PM
  4. jfa1's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I come from the traditional world of smartphones i.e. Palm...where one took a pda and added a phone to it.

    The definition of smartphone appears to have changed to music/video player, camera with flash and browser with phone capabilities (dropped calls are okay too as long as phone has fingerprint free surface and looks "well-built" to all the non-engineers in the audience).

    I find it shocking that WP7 like the iPhone may not have synchronization for tasks and notes with exchange. That the iPhone after 4 generations does not have a built-in task app that syncs with Exchange is shocking. Also, the 3rd party apps have been rendered useless by iOS4.

    So while I like the general idea of WP7 it seems like I will have to stick with my awful Samsung Epix 6.1 in the meantime. So many choices but apparently nothing for someone in the minority like me. :(
    Things have changed with windows phone since your post in June The os is smooth. It may not have all the bells and whistles but the core is there and improvements will come at a much quicker pace than in the past it would seem.
    10-12-2010 05:22 PM
  5. ving's Avatar
    To owners of WP7,

    What do you think of Windows Phone 7?
    11-04-2010 03:39 AM
  6. RussST24's Avatar
    I have an HTC HD7 on O2 in the UK.
    I also own and Iphone 3gs and Samsung Galaxy S (My current phone).

    OS is nice and fast (iPhone fast) and very slick and bouncy.
    Mail client is fast and fully featured (although its not working with Lotus via mNotes at present)
    Zune integration is nice and converts video etc.(Also Zune pass subscription is available)
    XBox scorecard is nice if you like XBOX.
    Quick access to camera is a very useful feature even if phone is locked.
    Camera for stills is good and dual LED flash is OK.

    Lack of Apps in the market (but this will change quickly I am sure)
    Camera for video is very poor due to constant autofocusing (HTC need to fix that one)
    Video camera keeps setting itself back to 640x480 rather than HD recording everytime you close it.
    Can only sync primary calendar from any added accounts (i.e if you have 3 google calendars its tough you only see the first one for sync)
    No custom ringtones/notifications
    Lack of multitasking is a pain, but some apps do resume so I think its a coding issue for the developers to embrace.
    Max volume on this device is ok but not Loud, and with no custom sounds you will miss notifications of SMS etc.

    Overall its a nice device and a solid start for Windows Phone 7 OS. As long as they keep pushing and update it I think it will be strong overall.

    11-04-2010 06:54 PM
  7. Pete6#WP's Avatar
    First post here. I'm a mod over on CrackBerry and a big BlackBerry fan.

    BUT I really want a Windows Phone.

    My current choice would be the Dell Venue Pro when it is released.
    11-05-2010 02:00 PM
  8. Johnny's Avatar
    Not business friendly, Dell just adopted it for all their employees and ditched RIM, I think it is
    business enough
    11-08-2010 08:30 PM
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