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The U.K. based Clove Blog (opens in new tab) got their hands on the final build of Windows Phone 7. This is the RTM build that was unleashed on the device manufacturers and carriers a few weeks ago.

The author admits being skeptical about Windows Phone 7, having jumped shipped from Windows Mobile to Android. But after 15 minutes of tinkering with the new OS, he left with a more positive frame of mind and reported "that Microsoft might just have done enough to stop being walked on completely by the competition."

A few more observations during the fifteen minutes with Windows Phone 7 included:

With regards to the speed of Windows Phone 7,  "It is fast, I mean really fast. There was no lag, screen and icon transitions were smooth and as good as if not better than any competing OS."

The keyboard may have left the biggest impression with Clove.  They found that the on screen keyboard worked hassle free in both landscape and portrait mode adding, "Windows Mobile on screen keyboard has traditionally been shocking and the OS now accommodates the capacitive touch screen which allows the fat finger and thumb prodding of the QWERTY keypad." 

via: wmpoweruser.com

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

6 Comments
  • I WANT ONE NOW!
  • Indeed! But cant get a new phone on contract until May 2011 unless get special treatment from ATT not holding my breath.
  • So pumped to get the new phone! Will have to pay full price for the phone, but going to do it.
  • has Sprint made any comments as to when they will have a WP7? I want one ASAP!
  • Need it now! I love my Droid X, best phone I've ever had, but I will dump it the instant I can get me a sweet 4"+ WP7.
  • I can't wait to play around with one of these beauties, and am highly tempted to pay full premium to do so!