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Microsoft Back on Top: 5 Ways Windows Phone 7

Sure Microsoft has its Windows Phone 7 naysayers, but the software giant is off to a strong start with its first round of smartphones. On Monday Microsoft surprised many cynics when it took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 platform and showed devices from HTC, LG, Samsung and Dell.

With Windows Mobile 7 Microsoft has with third-party applications like Facebook and integrate Twitter thoughtful Xbox LIVE and Microsoft Office. Who knew could monolithic Microsoft, that old Windows imagination evoke?

If you a Microsoft hater, do not worry, always find something you like is not. But for those, some believe that in Microsoft port here’s 5 reasons why Windows Mobile 7 a shot at getting a strong contender against Android, iPhone and RIM has.

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Ecosystem

One of the more compelling features is Windows Phone 7’s deep integration with your digital content thanks to what Microsoft calls its hubs. Think of hubs like folders where similar applications are grouped together into one section. But hubs go further than just grouping apps and actually merge your content together. This way you only have to go to one spot instead of constantly switching between various apps.

The People hub, for example, displays in one place a friend’s contact information, photo and social networking activity from more than 70 services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Windows Live. The music hub integrates your Zune content and also gives you one-click access to your other music places such as Slacker Radio or Microsoft’s Zune Pass streaming subscription service.

The Windows Phone 7 OS Army is Coming

Microsoft has announced nine different Windows Mobile 7 devices on Monday, including Dell, HTC, LG and Samsung mobile phones. This is available from the 25 different Android devices on all four major airlines far away but keep in mind that Google only Android with a device, the T-Mobile G1 launched in October 2008.

Windows Mobile 7 handsets AT & T and T-Mobile at startup nearby, and the HTC per 7 will hit Sprint in the first half of 2011. Microsoft said Verizon phone to offer 7 devices in 2011, despite speculation.

The weakest point for Microsoft is that early phone 7 devices almost identical data with very little variation. All of the phones have the same 400 x 480 resolution, all have a 1 GHz processor and screen size hovers around 4 inches. This is partly due to Microsoft’s mandatory hardware requirements and device makers have yet to release phone 7’s equivalent of the Motorola droid X.

Microsoft Listens to Customers and Delivers

I may be jumping the gun a little with this, but there are some early signs that Microsoft will quickly roll-out upgrades and changes to Windows Phone 7 The company announced during the launch, in early 2011 that it can add copy and paste functionality would Phone 7. The company originally planned to copy and paste from the first version of the device, but decided to customer demand for the feature change to leave because of his plans.
This shows that Microsoft may be more flexible in terms of its Rolloutzeitplan and new versions can the phone through Windows to run faster than it has with Windows Mobile. There were about 15 months between Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5, while Google and Apple versions of its new software release at least every 12 months. Three months may not seem like a big difference, but if you, the average for three years Google and Apple, three new OS versions would share in that period while Microsoft would release less than two. When new versions of Microsoft Windows Mobile can get out the door at least every twelve months, there have to keep a better shot user enthusiasm high.

An Android-iOS Hybrid for Windows Phone 7

In some ways, Microsoft is taking some of the biggest strengths of Android and iOS and merging them into Phone 7. Just like Android, Phone 7 is available on a wide variety of platforms, but similar to Apple Microsoft exercises more control over device design. Microsoft is also ensuring that the Phone 7 interface stays the same across different devices ensuring a common Phone 7 experience. Android devices, by comparison, have far more variation in interface design with different UI overlays such as HTC’s Sense UI and Motorola’s Motoblur and Samsung’s TouchWiz.

Device and interface consistency ensures that users will have a high quality experience with Phone 7 whether they use the LG Quantum, the Samsung Focus or the HTC HD7.

Name Recognition: Xbox, Office, and Windows

Windows may be Microsoft’s most famous brand name, but Xbox and Microsoft Office are close behind. The fact that Windows Phone 7 is tightly integrated with both services will be a strong selling point for people looking to use the same services across different platforms.

60 game titles in the pipeline, and if Microsoft can lure Xbox gamers to Phone 7 more games are sure follow–maybe even Angry Birds. Phone 7’s Office hub lets you access and edit your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on the go. The phones will also let you read documents stored on a SharePoint server, and you can also use the Office hub with Microsoft’s Office Web Apps.

Microsoft may be a latecomer with Phone 7, but the smartphone platform appears to be off to a strong start. Starting November 8 when handsets hit store shelves it will be up to users decide how popular Windows Phone 7 will become.

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