If you have been waiting for more information on the Windows Phone OS and what you can expect, today is the jackpot! Microsoft has put these devices into the hands of developers, Developers, DEVELOPERS! as well as a handful of press to post their thoughts. Here is our take on their take of the Samsung Windows Phone Device:
1. Keyboard is noted as best in class
2. SMS/MMS is very standard
3. Lack of multitasking was hammered by most as was lack of copy/paste
4. Inability to limit contacts from filling with all Facebook contacts was a minus. The FaceBook photos also filled the photo HUB
5. Most liked the UI and panoramic controls
6. Word was noted as being underpowered and only had limited editing capabilities (for a company that created Word).
7. A few sites that noted spending a few days with the test devices seemed impressed by how easy it was to get used to and integrate into general life
8. Lack of Twitter and YouTube integration was cited
9. Even on a test device they all noted it was fast and never locked up
Here is a rundown of some of the technical previews we have found. I’m sure David will have more tonight when he sounds off about it!
- SuperSite For Windows
- ZDNet: Matt Miller has a great 8 page review/preview with lots of Video.
Let us know what you think!