Windows Phone 7 “4th Most innovative Mobile product of 2010”


While many of you might not see Windows Phone 7 as “Innovative” Laptop Magazine has a different point of view. The popular magazine and web blog named Microsoft’s newest mobile OS as 25th most innovative product, and fourth most innovative mobile product. They are giving this award to MS because they completely built a new OS, with a new feeling, new everything from scratch.

Reinventing yourself isn’t easy, yet that’s what Microsoft did with Windows Phone 7, its slick new mobile operating system. Microsoft took its aging, stodgy Windows Mobile OS, reserved mainly for business users, and built something new from the ground up. The end result: an intuitive new platform that pushes the user—instead of apps—into the limelight. For example, Live Tiles are squares on the main screen that show constantly updating information, such as friends’ social network statuses, that you can move around. In addition to its compelling panel-based interface, Windows Phone 7 packs a full Zune player and can play Xbox Live games. Plus, key apps such as Facebook and Pandora will be easy to access without having to jump in and out of dedicated programs. Look for the first of these phones around the holiday season.

Now that is a good spot to be considering what is number 3, 2, and even 1. I am sure many of you would not agree with the choice Laptop Mag made, but think about it. WM7 was trashed 19 months ago and the following month, they began developing a completely new OS, focusing on something they are not used to… a consumer based device, not only business. Now I do not know about you, but that is fast. I am sure Apple, and Google took longer while building their mobile OS, and did not have people breathing down their necks.

What do you think about all this? Do you think MS deserves this title? Comment below.


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