Steve Ballmer took the opportunity of his MWC keynote to tell people what Windows Phone 7 will be like this time next year, and remind them how great it already is. Despite already being great, Windows Phone 7 will see some upgrades later this year - multitasking, of a sort, and lots of Sky Drive integration along with IE9 and …
That's a graphical interface
That's a graphical interface on top of existing functionality.
Yes it is. What's your point? You seemed to be arguing WP7 didn't have multitasking, but now you're saying it's existing functionality and I've completely lost track of what you're trying to say.
Multitasking exists in WP7, all MS are doing is allowing certain apps to utilize it, and giving users a nice interface to it. It's not that hard to grasp, and yes it is a step up from what WM6.5 had, because WM6.5 allowed all apps to multitask, which is an exceedingly bad idea and leads to performance and battery drain. Plus WM6.5 did not have a visual interface to the open apps, it just had a task list.
Android shows search via voice..
ooohhhhhh so last year. WP7 has been doing that since release. I can see these posts been a circular argument
Time to dust this off then
Perfect for a Win7 phone.
Add some configuration Ballmer you idiot!
Hotmail had us add every contact we didn't want to go to the spam folder, and there is no way to stop these from being sync'd to the address book in WinPho7.
Such a simple thing, but it made me choose Android instead.
Re: Symbian is great
I agree with Davidoff - I love my Symbian phone. Having said that, if Nokia also see Windows Phone as a better platform for future development, then that's fine too.
I can't help noticing there being two sides: people who love Nokia (and Symbian), hating the move to WP; and people who hate Nokia (and MS), and using this as an opportunity to moan about them yet again.
Heaven forbid we wait and see how it turns out. It's just an OS.
Shakje: You can make your claims all you want - but the fact of the matter is that more people are "sold" on Nokia smartphones, than from any other company. Sure, not everyone prefers Symbian, but Davidoff's point is that there is still plenty of good about it. And if you're saying that no one cares about the OS - well that's even more reason why this move to WP shouldn't be a problem, as Nokia will still sell the hardware, and be the market leader.
"Good old Microsoft, wowing audiences with up and coming technology that you can already buy elsewhere."
Well, it worked okay for the Iphone...
phone OS functionality????
It doesn't matter how good the OS is any more. All the manufactures care about is what the carriers think and all the carriers care about is about is how easy it is to sell apps to the punters.
Symbian was designed to promote good programming practice for the sake of memory usage and battery life. It's not so easy to work on as some and this is seen as a weak point because it puts off some developers and shrinks the 'marketplace'. It's a damn shame Nokia let it slide.
What's the usage scenario?
Suppose I want to take a picture with the internal camera? I snap the picture, then I want to transfer it to my PC. Does SCP work? Does FTP work? Can I access shared folders? Can I use Bluetooth OBEX? Can I use USB mass storage? Can I remove the SD-card and put it into a reader?
Unfortunately the answer to all of those is 'no'.
There's nothing you can actually do with those devices. They are less useful than 'feature phones', but cost a _lot_ more.
I would upload directly to my skydrive or facebook (if you use it) so saved for ever and available to anyone you choose. Else go home and access it via Xune, it does the job well but i am sure some more updates will give even more options.
LATE to LITTLE
The title is wrong it should read " MICROSOFT CLAIMS IT WILL POLISH WINDOWS PHONE 7 AT SOME STAGE THIS YEAR BUT IS ALREADY LATE WITH THE FIRST UPDATE FOR COPY &PASTE"
People rave about how updates work with WP7 compared to Android yet no update has arrived yet and the first one claimed is already late.
Interesting how many pro-MS trolls have turned up on this one.
The Gospel according to Ballmer
"nearly multitasking", wow...
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