We previously published an in-depth article of the experience in coming to Windows Phone 7 from Android (opens in new tab), we now have a great insight to an Android fanatic trying out a WP7 device. Phil Turpin received the device from a friend at Tracey and Matt and wrote back some comments as to how he felt about the platform.
A very nice take on first impressions when coming across from the Android platform, or just having a play with one of the WP7 devices. Notice how at the end of the quote, Phil mentions he would be stupid not to invest in the Windows Phone development environment? Pretty strong words echoing our thoughts as to where Microsoft could take the OS.
Source: Tracey and Matt (opens in new tab)
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Ha this was a good impression. I am a windows phone 7 fan girl but i also love android equally but the experience with windows phone is great and it is way to early to count them out
Holy **** ! I recognize your name from Engadget! I think you are following me?!?!?! lol, I had said "Will you marry me??? Trolls need not apply." lol, I find this funny!
So I had the HTC Evo and was ready to let it go for the Arrive! I got the Arrive and was so turned off! Not by the tiles, not by the apps, not by the screen size (which took a while to get used too), but the simple things I did on Android... multitasking! I loved it because I could of had so much **** open at the same time. On WP7 I was immediately turned off and pondered if I had done the wrong thing of buying the phone. I forgot about multitasking and enjoyed the phone. Multitasking seemed less important to me, Zune popped and my trial is ending and I will probably pay the $15/month. I wouldn't advise anyone to buy WP7 now, but wait until the summer! I love my WP7 and have thought about the Evo 3D long and hard, but I may actually not want it! I would get it if Microsoft made a new Zune with WP7, I would buy that and keep Android. If not, I think I will be staying with WP7. I do know that multitasking will be coming soon but as you can see, I am very impatient!
I'd read this reply twice and still can't work out if you're bashing or praising ;-)
For some reason I couldn't reply until now! I love the phone though, I am coming around to it more an more everyday! I think if mango is great I will be staying! Right now I am at about 80% of staying with WP7 which is high enough. I must admit the Evo 3D looks very attractive, hopefully the next batch of WP7 phones are just as tempting (I get a new phone every year).
I'd like to hear the impressions after using the phone for a couple months. He will miss Android like I did. MY issues isn't that I need the granularity, the issue is I need more options for volume controls. Like I need the phone to ring, but text and e-mail to vibrate. And oh, I need all sounds off except for media and alarms. I sold my HD7, but I'll still pick up the Trophy when it's release on VZW. Even though I love my Android, I miss WP7.
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