Try out Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) on your iPhone!

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  1. laserfox macrumors 6502

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  3. bp1000, Dec 1, 2011
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    bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    In true windows form it doesn't work

    Just stays stuck on loading


    //update
    It was because I was in private browsing mode.
     
  4. hamlin macrumors regular

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    works for me
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That's pretty cool. It's not bad for a minimalist design, although those flip-book changing pictures I find irritating (I don't want animated wallpaper either!).

    The messaging app with integrated messages sent via SMS, Facebook, Twitter, etc, was pretty cool. I'd like to see Apple copy something like that in a future iMessage.
     
  6. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 4s?

    I clicked the demo link
     
  7. hamlin macrumors regular

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    I am using iphone 4
     
  8. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    +1 for originality. it's nice to see someone not just blatantly copying iOS.

    but it doesn't look like something I would want to use. too disorganized for my liking.
     
  9. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    Worked fine on my phone, pretty cool. Mango is a massive improvement vs before. Looking at vids and reviews, people seem pretty impressed with it, pretty slick OS.
     
  10. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    I commend them for creating something original.

    But in all honesty I hate it. There is stuff going on all over the place. There is no natural flow. Your swiping in all directions. Multiple channels to multiple functions.

    My job is web site / web app usability and one of the biggest factors in design is flow and using techniques like anchoring.

    You should have areas of contrast to define headers and content or important bits of information. This design is all slushed together with no clear separation and the fonts are way too big in places for stuff that isn't important.

    It's hard too see the content, too much screen real estate taken up by unessesary things and red is a very provocative and emotional colour which is a particular problem to colour blind people.

    The best designs are simple on focus on experience or content, this is trying to do that but trying too hard. There is just stuff going on all over the place.
     
  11. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

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    I like WP7. I might shell out the cash for one of those new Nokia.
     
  12. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    If, for whatever reason, I wasn't able to use an iPhone - that new Nokia Windows Phone 7 would be my next choice.
     
  13. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Same here, I love WP7 and would happily use it. But I just prefer my iPhone.
     
  14. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I hate Windows on a computer, I've no desire, whatsoever, to see it on my phone.
     
  15. soco macrumors 68030

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    I at least tried it to be able to tell myself I tried it. It's cute.
     
  16. verwon macrumors 68030

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    LOL! I'm an old, jaded cynic, so I don't even think it's worth trying. :p
     
  17. Peace macrumors Core

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    I'll be the cog in the wheel.
    I think it sucks. To not be able to see an icon for any specific thing you want to do is counter-intuitive.

    But hey! Good luck Microsoft.
     
  18. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean? There are icons everywhere in WP7
     
  19. Peace macrumors Core

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    Yes there are but you have to go through 3 panels to get to some of them.

    With IOS you simple swipe left or right.

    Simple is good in some circumstances.
     
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  21. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it out and honestly it looks nice and all, but i could not use it as my normal phone.

    Something about it just bugs me but i can't seem to figure out what it is exactly.
     
  22. crobbins macrumors 6502

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    I've played with the OS a few times in the store, it is slowly growing on me..
     
  23. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    That sounds like the same thing. You swipe left and right in hubs and in home pages. I think it's just something you'd need time to get used to really.
     
  24. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Of all mobile OS GUI's I feel windows phone 7 has the absolute worst.
     
  25. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    Ever since Windows Phone 7 was announced, I've been wondering this...what's up with all the unused space on the right side of the home screen? Seems like such a poor design decision.

    [​IMG]

    I can't be the only one who finds this annoying.
     

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