Nokia recently held an online poll (unscientific, of course) of their user base regarding what is the most interesting aspect/feature are that they most looking forward to with Windows Phone 7.
The choices ranged from Xbox games, Internet Explorer, updates, Silverlight, etc though the top choice amongst users is probably the most obvious feature of WP7: the UI. Yup, understandably Nokia users by 22% think the UI is the most unique facet of their new mobile OS (though "other" also took 22%). Perhaps we shouldn't find it too surprising, but it does validate, to a lesser extent, the power of the appeal of Metro. In second was Xbox games, also an obvious but nice choice.
It's also weird for us to step back and remember that soon, millions of ex-Symbian users will potentially be a part of our crew (and hopefully vice-versa). It's like we have a new, huge family out there.
Source: Nokia Conversations; via Simple Mobile Review (Thanks, Chris)
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That sounds about right to me! The UI, games and zune pass make this the phone to have in my opinion.
Of course you have to remember that we ex-Symbian users are used to far far far more functionality from out handsets that the current WP7 provides. So lets all work together to make help WP7 get to that level.It's going to be an interesting and exciting year. The tech industry is fun.
I think we all can agree on the increased functionality part!
We all know why 'Other" is the 2nd most important: they want back the Symbian/Android "accesability". They like the UI but that's about it.
Zune?That's the main reason I bought my Samsung Focus
Indeed, it's probably my 2nd reason. Love Zune.
Zune, Xbox LIVE, Facebook intergration, Fancy and unique UI, etc! It's what makes Windows Phone a good OS.
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