Windows 7 Smartphone: The next big thing?
Microsoft’s latest offering to the world is the Windows 7 operating system (OS). This operating system release offers a host of brand new features for Windows users. Along with Windows 7 for desktops, Microsoft has also released their mobile counterpart operating system called Windows Phone 7 which is scheduled for a later release than the desktop OS.
Windows Phone 7 is the mobile operating system designed for Windows compatible smartphones and mobile devices. The great thing about Windows Phone 7 is that Windows has literally started from scratch and developed a brand new operating system that legitimately competes with some of the top interactive phones on the market. Windows Phone 7 easily competes with the iPhone and the Google phone.
Previous versions of Windows mobile operating system worked against Windows in many ways. They made the mistake of packing too much into their previous mobile operating systems. Although there was widespread use of the Windows mobile operating system, users were frustrated and therefore it did not take too much persuasion for them to look at other mobile solutions when the opportunity arose. The problem with previous Windows mobile releases is that they did a lot of things but did not really do any single thing well. In many ways, Windows tried to pack a complete PC into their mobile devices, it was too much. They have learned however and in their latest release they have trimmed things down considerably.
The new Windows Phone 7 operating system focuses on two areas of excellence: an easy to use interface and quality business tools. The new Windows Phone 7 has an extremely attractive interface. They no longer use the typical windows icons but have given that up for an interface that gives users quick access to the applications they want to use. Games, messaging, photos and music are all easily accessible and at the same time, important business tools like Outlook email and various Microsoft office applications are of a high standard and equally accessible.
So far Windows Phone 7 has received rave reviews from Internet review sites like Engadget and Gizmodo. One thing that they all agree on is that Windows Phone 7 is a brand new experience. It is not an old operating system slightly edited and repackaged. They have truly taken this OS from scratch and have developed something fresh, new and exciting.
Although the Windows Phone 7 leaves those that read about it anxiously wanting to get their hands on it, unfortunately there is a bit of a wait. Windows Phone 7 is not scheduled for release until end of year 2010.