Windows Phone’s latest OS version is Windows Phone 7.5, nickname as Mango. Although I’m an iPhone user, for some reasons Windows Phone 7.5 intrigues me with its approach to how a smartphone should be. Instead of focusing on sea of apps, it seems to me Windows Phone 7.5 focuses more on bringing the best and the most useful features to the forefront so whatever users do on Windows phones will be more natural.
As I said I’m an iPhone user, and so I do not know about Windows Phone operating system much — this might change in the future! Thanks to the Internet, I’m able to research, read many comments, opinions, reviews, and video blogs about Windows Phone 7.5 OS. By researching on Windows Phone 7.5 through the Internet, I’ve to say Windows Phone 7.5 emphasizes what I think I’ll love more than what I’ve seen so far with Android and iPhone platforms. Albeit, Windows Phone 7.5 does have apps just like Android and iPhone smartphones, but Windows Phone 7.5 does not prioritized apps over activities. Windows Phone 7.5’s tile (Metro style) welcome screen is the testament to activities centric approach, and this is completely different than how Android and iPhone platforms do things.
Since I do not have a personal experience with a Windows Phone 7.5 OS just yet, therefore I won’t be able to articulate what make Windows Phone 7.5 OS awesome. Fortunately, I can point you to an article which PCMag had written back in late September, and it’s a great read on Windows Phone 7.5 — the article articulates very well in regarding to what make Windows Phone 7.5 a different beast than others and an interesting one too. The article’s title is Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’.
The latest excitement of Windows Phone world involves with Nokia. Nokia releases Lumia 800. Lumia 800 is the first Windows Phone ever for Nokia. It’s really pretty. Many reviewers voice that Lumia 800 looks very similar to Nokia N9 externally (i.e., design), but internally these two types of smartphones are very different. Even the operating systems for the two are different. Lumia 800 uses Windows Phone OS, but Nokia N9 uses MeeGo OS.
I think Nokia has made the right choice for its first Windows Phone Lumia 800 in regarding to the external design of the phone. By sticking to the same design as N9, Lumia 800 is gorgeous. Especially the many colors Nokia has for Lumia 800 are quite rich and luminous. In my opinion, I think girls do like the way the colors glisten on Lumia 800 smartphones.
What a combination right? Lumia 800 looks refreshing and pretty, and yet it comes with Windows Phone 7.5 which is also looking very refreshing and gorgeous. I think the combination of great external design and intuitive operating system might be enough to convince customers to overlook its average horsepower in term of internal components’ specifications.
Lumia 800’s tech specification isn’t anything but average. It’s not a dual-core smartphone. It has 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255. According to PCMag, Windows Phone 7.5 isn’t supporting dual-core processors just yet, and so there isn’t a surprise here to see the new Lumia 800 has not a dual-core processor. At least the camera is up to date which has 8 megapixel dual-LED flash. Unfortunately, it has no front-facing camera. In term of networking, PCMag suggests that Windows Phone 7.5 isn’t supporting LTE just yet, and so Lumia 800 cannot use LTE which is a faster wireless communication of high speed data. LTE network is faster than 3G network, and sometimes people refer to LTE as 4G network. Lumia touts a mediocre RAM size which is 512MB RAM. In term of staying active, Lumia 800 has 13 hours of talk time and 7 hours of video.
Lumia 800 is surprisingly fast even though its specification is mediocre. The video right after the break briefly introduces you to Lumia 800, but it also demonstrates Lumia 800’s super fast response.
The video right after the break briefly goes into the details of Lumia 800’s design.
In conclusion, I think Windows Phone 7.5 is an amazing and refreshing smartphone operating system. It might be a refreshing or even a better choice for users who care not for smartphone operating systems that prioritize applications over activities. The best thing of all is that Windows Phone 7.5 has the best parts of both world, because Windows Phone 7.5 isn’t doing without apps even though it’s prioritizing activities over apps. Windows Phone 7.5 shines through on Nokia’s Lumia 800. Nokia’s Lumia 800 has the look and the feel that speak volume, and the coupling of Lumia 800 and Windows Phone 7.5 just feels appropriate. Perhaps, style and functionalities are enough to compensate for Lumia 800’s mediocre specification.
Sources: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387131,00.asp, http://www.engadget