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iPhone 4 iOS Vs Windows Phone 7 OS: Which one is better?

For those of you who are seriously considering picking up a Windows Phone 7 device next month, we have found a great video for you to check out now, which compares the WP7 OS with the mighty Apple iOS.

The video comes to us courtesy of Pocket-Now, who have given us the perfect way to find out if Windows Phone 7 can really compete against Apple’s iPhone. For some of you, you may have already decided to pick up a WP7 device at launch, but for the majority of phone owners – the jury is still out.

It is important to note that the video shows a Windows Phone 7 device which isn’t the final build, so any criticisms mentioned in the video may be sorted in time for launch – which we now know is next month.

PocketNow has focused their video on how the homescreen looks to the user and how the iPhone 4 and WP7 handsets differ to each other. Windows Phone 7 looks to win the homescreen battle, as it will let you create custom tiles and features live updates on some tiles, unlike the iPhone 4 which will just list pages and pages of apps (unless you’re jailbroken of course).

However, when it comes to fast-app switching, the iPhone 4 is the clear winner, as switching between phone and settings menus as seen in the video is not a problem at all. But since WP7 does not have multitasking, the user will have to return to the homescreen and open each app separately, which may be a huge turn off for some users.

Both phones have their strong points, but which device do you think is better, based on the features discussed in the video?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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