ElCondor · Feb 17, 2010 at 11:00 am

Windows Phone 7 Series: Has Microsoft failed?

There have been speculations about Windows Mobile 7 for a long time. It was rumored it would replace the old Windows 95 style interface, with a user experience that would beat every interface out there, so we’ve set the bar high and had great expectations.

Now, four years later, Windows Phone 7 Series has finally been unveiled, I think it looks amazing! When the Zune HD was released, I fell in love with the clean design of it, hearing of a Zune like phone, I was silently hoping for a phone that has the same design as the Zune HD. And yes the Zune Phone became true in a way, I was really glad when I first saw the new interface.

Not uncommon, my first impression was a bit too favorable. I’ve seen that Windows Phone 7 Series doesn’t support multitasking anymore, or at least not in the way I would like it to. In addition customizing, tweaking and creating ROMs seem out of the picture for now.

So the hope I had for a ‘Zune Phone’ became the fear for an ‘iPhone’. I discovered that I actually like the ‘old’ Windows Mobile very much, not because I like the interface, but because I love the ability to tweak and customize, which makes it great in my opinion.

But while I was browsing through the xda forums, I started to realize that this community, with all the developers, could really hack the interface and get the best out of it. We love Windows Mobile, so I’m aiming for making Windows Phone 7 Series a bit more ‘Windows Mobile’ and a bit less ‘iPhone’!

I’d like to hear your opinions in the new Windows Phone 7 Series forum or in the comments here.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

ElCondor

ElCondor is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View ElCondor's posts and articles here.
Emil Kako · Apr 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm · 4 comments

Do You Use 4:3 or 16:9 in the Camera App?

Every person has their own method of taking the best photos on their devices, but which aspect ratio is best when taking photos on your smartphone camera? Let us know whether you prefer to use 4:3 or 16:9 and why in the comments below.

DISCUSS
Aamir Siddiqui · Apr 27, 2015 at 11:12 am · 3 comments

The Curious Case Of The Flash Sale

What do the horses in the Xiaomi stable, notably the Mi 3, Mi 4, Redmi 1S, Redmi 2 & Redmi Note 4G have in common with the YU Yureka or the Micromax Canvas Spark, or even the Lenovo A6000 and the A7000? For starters, the mentioned phones are amongst the more value centric Android smartphones, aiming to offer a better deal in terms of specifications and an overall package, than their domestic and foreign competitors in the Indian market. What...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Apr 27, 2015 at 06:00 am · 3 comments

3D Printable Mobile Microscope? Nexus 7 Discontinued – XDA TV

The Nexus 7 2013 has been discontinued on the Google Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Xposed 3.0 Alpha 3 and be sure to check out the article talking about the 3D printable microscope for mobile devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

XDA NEWS
Share This