Windows phone 7 ready to challenge to i-phone

6 Aug

It’s been a long road, hasn’t it? Well, in some respects, it hasn’t  in fact, it’s only been about two years since development of Windows Phone 7 as we know it today kicked off  but when you consider that this product will be replacing Windows Mobile 6.5, that puts things in proper perspective. In fact, even the very latest maintenance releases of good ol’ WinMo are based on the same rickety underpinnings as version 5.0 was way back in 2005, at a time when WVGA smartphone displays were science fiction, 4G networks were a good two Gs beyond the average American’s comprehension, and Engadget looked like this. Nowadays, it’s a very different game; eight year-olds have access to mobile email, your phone understands German, and “Yelp” is a verb . Indeed, mobile devices are the new PCs  and companies like Apple and Google are dominating an industry that had once been practically handed to Microsoft on a silver platter. No one either inside or outside of Redmond  is arguing that change isn’t desperately  needed, because it simply isn’t enough to dominate the desktop anymore.
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