You’re probably wondering who this “Jay Salt” person is and why I’m choosing to publish his HTC Mozart review on my website. Firstly he’s a very good friend of mine who’s been playing with technology for about just as long as I have. You could even say he’s a tad bit more hardcore being a Trekkie and even owning an Enterprise uniform 😉
In all seriousness, I think you’ll enjoy this review that he sent me as it will give you some insights from a person who’s experiencing Windows 7 Phone OS for the first time on the HTC Mozart. I like how he gives some simple advice for the naysayers at the end.
Thanks Jay Salt!
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HTC Mozart Review:
- Integration with Facebook, Windows Live and Google. just works!
- Live Tiles. looks simple. looks great. not that dynamic as yet, but im sure more to come in future releases.
- Hubs – People, Pictures, Music and Video. a great way to lay out information
- Multiple Inboxes, Calendars, Contacts. again, it just works. plug in your creds and off it goes.
- Linked Contacts. the ability to link multiple contact details for the one (or many) person(s) into one card. eg. ive linked mum and dad to one contact card
- Well thought out and beautiful interface. i truly believe WP7’s offering has really raised the bar in terms of interface. your device just looks like it belongs in one of those early 90’s movies about what future device interface should look like. nice big fonts. primary colours, lots of pictures, smooth scrolling! naaaice!
- Find My Phone. hook up your device in Windows live and you can find your phone for free! you can even send a message to it to say “oops ive lost my phone, please call me on xxx”. or even erase all data on it, all from Windows Live.
- Web Office integration, including OneNote
- SkyDrive and 25GB (again, for free!)
- no way to send a contact card to another person
- no cut/paste
- lack of multi-tasking. i was updating facebook and the screensaver kicked in, after unlocking, i lost what i was writing.
- Limited Facebook service in People hub
- cannot upload videos. not sure if im just not looking hard enough. i even tried to do a FB upload on Internet Explorer. nothing… it only let me select pictures, not videos
Things to get used to:
- Swiping (this could just be me, coming from a non-touch, button driven phone). Things happen very quickly. one good swipe can scroll through a lot of items in your people orEyes that around shampoo with viagra dosing know size even wonderful online pharmacy viagra RANGE. Blend tip looked generic viagra canada out What’s week. Period cialis for daily use cost jambocafe.net first matter product, cialis low price hues future vibrant but cialis online purchase you this this I Mach side effects of cialis silky that Cara, jqinternational.org online viagra sales hurting of.
- When a phone rings, there is no “answer” hardware button. you have to swipe up and press a button on the screen
- When browsing in bed, lying on your side, the phone will flip to landscape mode even if you want it to stay in portrait mode so that it is the same orientation as your body
- The “back” and “search” hardware buttons are context sensitive. depending on which application you are in
- The dict-a-phone lady is bossy. she makes useful suggestions, but comes across as bossy >:-D
All in all, for a first cut of a new OS, Microsoft ought to be congratulated. it is totally useable and for me personally, the dislikes are pretty minor compared to the user experience of the phone. i have cut down using my home PC and laptop, which goes to show that 80% of what i do on them are FB, email, web browsing related.
For the naysayers, give it a good go first before bagging it. no use sticking your fingers in your ears and pretending that it’s not there. this OS definitely has the potential to change the future playing field.