I am the proud owner of an iPhone 3Gs. Sure, you can knock AT&T (the service is absolutely terrible). But in terms of mobility
, the phone has it all. The software, the applications, the UI - it's quite simply the most convenient, easy-to-use device I've ever encountered. For years now, we've been hearing how "this phone" and "that phone" are going to put the iPhone to rest. And so far, nothing has - not even Droid does (haha, get it?).
On Monday, at the Mobile World Congress 2010, Steve Ballmer of Microsoft "unveiled the phone designed for life in motion"...and no, I'm not saying that he pulled an iPhone out of his pocket. Steve introduced the new, Windows Phone 7 Series, which will be released during Holiday Season 2010. "Touted to deliver a fundamentally different approach to phone software, the latest Windows Phone boasts an unrivaled set of integrated experiences through Windows Phone Hubs."
Unlike Windows phones of the past, could this Windows Phone 7 Series really give the sacred iPhone a run for its money? Working for an IT Support company, I'm always interested in hearing about new technology and new options to help our clients with IT Mobility solutions. So, naturally, I had to check out what this new phone has to offer. Early reviews are coming back, and from what they say - it's no joke. This baby is loaded with cool features and an incredibly easy to use UI. The icons to access applications are essentially gargantuan squares that take up a large amount of screen real estate. They allow for easy use and streamlined navigation. There menu boasts six of these mammoth square icons, and they are divided into categories -People, Games, Music+Video, Pictures, Me, and Search. The People section hosts contact names - however, it also allows you to connect with your contact's social media accounts and see their updates right from your contact screen! The Games section is an Xbox Live application. It allows you to access your account from your phone, and play simple games that the phone is able to handle.
Anyways, I guess all we can do is wait and see if this will finally be the big one. Whether it does one-up the iPhone or not, it will still be nice to have another reliable option to help our clients with mobility solutions.
If you're interested in mobility solutions or if you have a need for other IT Services, contact Trigon Technology at solutions@TrigonIT.com or by phone at 1-888-494-TRIGON.