7 Ways Windows Phone 7 Is Better Than Android (And 5 Ways It Isn’t)

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mlconley

I was in the hospital late January after a nasty fall. I had my third and final WinMo phone with me.  The browser sucks, the apps selection sucks, the only good apps I found useful were WinMoWIFI Router and google maps.  The only thing I used it for was to give my iPod Touch internet access.  Never Again.

I thought to wait for the next iPhone, but the $99 HTC Inspire was too tempting.  It's a bit cliunky compared to the iPod, but it has Flash, and it does many things well.

The point is, Microsoft had it's chance to get Windows Mobile right.  They had an established platform that had been around for years, but most of the apps are so damn expensive.  you can get a good iPhone or android app for a couple of bucks, or a crappy WinMo app for about $20, and it does the same thing or less.

 

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GoodMoGo

Of a great list of big misses, the most onerous and flabbergasting ones:

  1. No direct sync with Outlook.
  2. Non-functional office mobile suite.
  3. No copy & paste.
  4. No USB file transfer.
  5. No hardware encryption even with MS Exchange servers.
  6. Mixing Facebook contacts with all my other contacts

I suppose this phone is OK for airheaded social network sycophants, but it FAILS big otherwise. Returned mine after 3 days of constantly saying: "Are you kidding me?!"

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AEB152

Well MS came out with a phone so did apple... (very obvious I know) so that leaves Linux! holy shit that would make my brain explode quite a few apps but all the sweet and obvious ideas are taken... so it would amaze me if the community where to create such a thing although, I'd gladly jump in. anyhow the way things are leading to I would not be surprised if it would happen

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yooperboogs

I dont know if you know this or not but Android is ran on a Linux Kernel. Thats why its so much open source and alot of the coding for it is like linux. So i doubt we'll see a linux phone. Im sure someone out there hacked a version of actual linux and loaded it onto there phone. If not im really surprised. But i just figured id let you know that Android is Linux.

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razorpetti37

Why the hell is it so hard for all of these smartphones to have a simple Copy/Paste function. I hated trying to use it, if I even could, with my old Window Mobile smartphone, I now even have trouble with my Android's copy/paste. It should be SO SIMPLE!

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lunchbox73

Am I the only one who appreciates the technology behind smart phones but can't stomache the monthly bills? They're what, like $70-$100 a month if you want unlimited data, email, and messaging? I just can't afford it.

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JeffDenver

Smartphones are not just phones anymore though. They are basically computers that you can make calls on. I used to think the same way you did, but trust me, once you have tried this you will wonder how you lived without it. I used this thing every day, ALL day. It is well worth an extra $50 or so to me a month. 

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I Jedi

I agree with you... to an extent. The most my smarthphone has ever gotten me out of a jam is using its GPS navigator. This comes in handy, especially when I want to drive my car aimlessly through my big state without a sense of direction.

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Neufeldt2002

Cost is the only thing keeping me away from smartphones.

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Mighty BOB!

Same here.  I'm already paying $90 per month for tv/internet.  I'm not very inclined to pay the same figure for something with less functionality (although smart phones are fast catching up).

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pickeringcs

This phone would be great but the lack of cut and paste and basic support for internet (no flash or silverlight) would keep me away until that was included (or updated). With all my admiration for the phone the locking it into the "ZUNE" software sucks. Why should I have to use your special software just to move a song to a device to listen to it. That just plain blows. Any hackers working on that ...

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Carbon

I would kill to have a phone in my Zune HD and this is basically it.

I'm rocking a Nexus One now and love Android and won't get rid of it till I see what Gingerbread can do, but I will have an HD7 also most likely

No reason why you can't swap the sim card back and forth every few days and have the best of both worlds!

will never buy an iDouche Phone!

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JeffDenver

No multi-tasking for 3rd party = fail. No Flash/HTML 5 = fail. MS-only Live Tiles = fail. Limits on removable storage = fail. No unified inbox = fail. No copy/paste even in Office (LOL) = fail. 

Less customizable than Android with fewer features and many more restrictions. Fuglier interface than the iPhone. Unless you really have a boner for the X-Box or Zune, I really dont get the appeal of this OS. 

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spokenwordd

Amen brother...  Is the author serious with a plus being "prettier" than Android? LOL funny WM7 is not a serious contender without multi task for 3rd party and copy/paste.  And that's just for starters.

 

So far WM7 = FAIL

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MdX MaxX

*sigh* I love Android so much, but I can't help but admit than an OS like this would probably appeal more to less tech-savvy users.

I agree with pretty much everything except #6.  I HATE iTunes; I would jump for joy if I could just drag-and-drop music, photos, and videos to the iPhone.  I haven't used Zune software recently, but my experience with it wasn't much better.

I disagree with #2 as well, but that goes back to being tech-savvy.

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nadako

Dude the new zune software is amazing! Plus you wont have to hook up your phone to your comp to sync it. As long as the phone is connected to your wifi it will sync automatically(if you want it to).

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Fecal Face

"though tech journalists expect something more on the order of 100. Maybe."

Yeah, there's a hell of a lot more than 100 apps on the marketplace right now.

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Marsel

they probobly meant 1000, thats how many are there right now

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Fecal Face

That would make more sense :P

Aha they changed it, yay :D

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Neufeldt2002

Two reasons I will not buy a Windows Phone 7

1) I think the interface is ugly

2) Xbox Live

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riopato

is the second reason? Really? Are you trolling or just a dick. I supose iPhone sucks because of all the games that's availible for it!?!

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Neufeldt2002

I guess to you I am a dick, as I can't stand xbox anything. I also hate the iphone.

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DJFresh

WP7 was doomed before it even launched. It sucks. So do the 7 reasons it's better than android.

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