A month with Windows Phone 7–a CNET write-up

Easy email triage impressed CNET
Easy email triage impressed CNET

Its not a formal review, but CNET’s Ina Fried, who has been using a developer device, the Samsung Taylor, for the last 30 days, has written about her experience with the device and the operating system.

Her report is relatively positive, saying:

After more than a month of living with Windows Phone 7, I have to say, Microsoft’s new phone operating system is starting to grow on me. Although I liked the general look of the operating system, I suspected its simplicity was only skin deep and that over time I would uncover both annoying glitches and places where the phone was all too much like a little computer.

Instead, there are hidden delights.

Ina notes she discovered e-mail flagging, cursor control and voice control all independently, and found nice features like one-button picture taking and uploading very useful and also the virtual keyboard pretty good.

Calling Windows Phone 7 elegant, she does however take issue with the lack of cut and paste, which inhibits documents creation and editing, and found battery life very poor in the developer device, likely due to lack of optimization.

Read more on her views at CNET here.

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