Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone Articles & Resources" @ 02:00 PM
"Windows Mobile was a solid performer in the old smartphone world, but it never moved into the new, post-iPhone smartphone world. Windows Mobile 6.5, released in May 2009, was a half-hearted attempt to bring the system up-to-date with a finger-friendly home screen and Start menu-type-thing, but the interface was crudely grafted on and plainly unsatisfactory. This wasn't finger-friendly, consumer-friendly, modern smartphone software, and everyone knew it. It didn't halt Windows Mobile's marketshare slide, much less turn it around. If Microsoft wanted to remain a player in the smartphone market, something would have to change. Windows Phone 7 is that change."
Ars Technica has done a detailed 18 page review of Microsoft's latest foray into the mobile phone space. If you have any questions about the platform, this review is likely to answer it!