Windows Phone 7: Easier to use than iPhone, Android and BlackBerry?

 

By Posted 3 Nov 2010, 12:45

We have an interesting article for you to read now, as it has been reported that Microsoft has come out and said that their Windows Phone 7 mobile OS is easier to use than the likes of the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry operating systems.

According to this report from ComputerWorld, Microsoft has stated that their mobile platform is more efficient than it’s rivals, as Windows Phone 7 will allow users to perform day to day tasks on their smartphone using 20% fewer operations.

It is a bold statement to make, but an unsurprising one nevertheless since Microsoft are trying to put their foot in the smartphone market with the release of 10 WP7 devices from the likes of HTC, Dell, Samsung and LG.

ComputerWorld add that Microsoft’s claims continue with the fact that placing Bing search on a dedicated hardware button also helps their smartphones to become more efficient – but what actually defines smartphone efficiency?

If you’re talking about checking emails, messages, photos and videos, then Microsoft can’t really say that they are more efficient in performing these tasks better than the iPhone, Android or BlackBerry devices – without having solid proof of course.

What do you make of these claims by Microsoft? Have you had the chance to go hands-on with WP7 yet? – Do you think the UI is easy to use?

  • dodge

    windows 7 in many ways is farrrr better than ios, however it still has alot of things its yet to impliment to make it a serious competitor, despite being a better platform.
    it needs more apps, it doesnt have ebuddy, facebook chat, turn by turn navigation, cut and paste, an official MSN/WLM, multitasking, personal ringtones, or many other important things yet. once microsoft finnish off the effectively BETA os that is in windows 7 phones at the moment, it will be so much better, and blow away all the other current phone OSs out there.
    speaking as an owner of an iphone 3gs, htc hd7 and ex user of an android phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/jake.vanepps Jake Van Epps

    They are BS, android has G-search fully integrated, plus widgets that allow me to get information without clicking and opening anything…how do you get more efficient than that. Tiles don't hold as much info as widgets…and iPhone is just out of that race!

  • http://twitter.com/DBTINC @DBTINC

    Attention MS – nobody cares unless it cures cancer ….

    • @neuregulin

      I cares if they causes cancer too!

  • ratchetjaw

    Wait till after Monday for our US release. Then we can.also give a real input

  • @neuregulin

    M$ just don't know what they are talking about! They just don't get the smart phone at all…. how could they be, they are anything but smart.

  • http://twitter.com/WinPhoneJunkies @WinPhoneJunkies

    I think Microsoft has a winner on it's hands. As long as they get on the ball with updates I see no reason why it can't achieve more then decent market-share. People will buy it if the OS is good, which it is.
    http://www.winphonejunkies.com

  • Kai

    I got a HTC trophy and I do agree that despite all the problems mentioned above + the non-expandable SD memory, its very nice and smooth running OS, smoother than Android from my experience.

  • Jan

    I think the windows 7 phone is a DOA too….never mind the 7 inch pad. To me and i think no one really gives a shit it it takes 2 clicks or 3 clicks to reach the information you want..besides that…the app support is, against Apple, none existent as clearly the vast majority of app developers have not been sufficiently motivated to write apps for a 3rd rate phone

    J

  • DNexFan

    Agree with @DBTINC; MS stick to what you're good at – overpriced software to the masses. Just like Apple will stick to innovating new technology marketed fantastically to retards and Google ripping that innovation and sharing it anyone who's willing to adopt it. IMHO, as open as Google is with Android, there's no way forward but growth and global adoption in the long term.

  • Jan

    I think the windows 7 phone is a DOA too….never mind the 7 inch pad. To me and i think no one really gives a shit it it takes 2 clicks or 3 clicks to reach the information you want..besides that…the app support is, against Apple, none existent as clearly the vast majority of app developers have not been sufficiently motivated to write apps for a 3rd rate phone

  • vffff

    yea

  • Chuck

    I hate how some people put down Microsoft just because of who they are or don't even give their products a chance anymore because of past mistakes. MS has changed and their products are really great now. Look at what Google is doing to people's privacy and Apple's 'my way or highway' approach to things. MS is now an underdog and it is really causing them to be innovative agian. Google and Apple are multi-billion dollar corporations now, not the cute little start-ups/companies that make neat stuff…

  • sam

    BIAS people and Microsoft haters will always hate no matter how good their product is PERIOD. I rarely read and post comments but feel the need to do on this one. I own an iphone 3GS. This is my first and last iphone. I normally pick function over form. But the ONLY reason I pick the iphone over the HTC Touch Pro was it's smooth UI compared to WinMo 6.5..PLUS I have to pay the extra $30 data plan regardless..so what the heck right?! Coming from a Windows CE (Compaq/HP iPaq days) power users up till WinMo 6..I was pulling my hair in frustration on how the "world most advanced" phone cannot perform basic functions. Oh the Apps…yes very important nowadays BUT 2/3 of the apple appstore 300+K apps were all worthless POS apps. I also have an Android phone running froyo…right off the bat smokes the iphone..yeah UI may not be as smooth but basic functions and more were all there. Now comes the WP7 phones…UI is smooth as butter..YES smoother that the iphone and even tho version 1.0 it still has more functions than the my iphone now!! Can't wait to get the samsung focus and write some apps for it!!!

  • anon

    To all Iphone and Android fans, just sneak in to one of the stores and test drive WP7. Then come back here share your wisdom.

  • http://twitter.com/incendy @incendy

    Some tasks it is very quick, for example seeing pictures from multiple places like Facebook, Skydrive etc all at once.. It also allows taking pictures while the phone is locked which is very convenient. Pinning contacts and playlist/artist to the start screen is also very convenient and offeres fast access to common things you want right away.

    In those areas I think they got it right, and maybe even more than 20%. It still has a lot of room for even more integration though.

  • xiaoa

    The Windows Phone 7 are so attractive and popular! This powerful smartphone that is ideal companions for people who want complete control of their digital lives while on the go. I am also hesitating which one i should buy. On your analysis, i think i probably buy the win7 as i like watching movie, i think the larger screen is more popular. but no matter which one i will buy, it is necessary to download a Aneesoft video converter.

  • John

    I bought one and love it. Had an iPhone and while this may not have as many apps, it is much better. Very easy to use. Love the Facebook integration.

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