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The inferface peaked a couple of generations back. Now I have more keystrokes to do the same things. Not sure I'm looking forward to more bloat and incompatablity issues.
Pretty, not efficient
Its not about making the interface efficient anymore, just pretty.
I think thats actually an abuse of the customer -it stops them from even becoming expert users. Its like welding training wheels onto a bicycle - safe but limiting.
You got wheels?
They welded skid plates to mine.
Don't lose the efficiency though!
I hope WM7 doesn't lose the efficiency we've already got though. Have you seen how easy and quick the Treo 800w is?
The Diamond's touch screen user interface is much more difficult to use than normal Windows Mobile 6 with a hardware keyboard.
damned if you do damned if you don't
everyone slams winmo for not being more user friendly, more like the iphone. and then geeks slam these ideas for making it less functional. yes we all pray for the perfect blend, but seriously, everyone needs to make up their mind!
"To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures"
that's not fair...
cmon its so easy to sat copy cat, but everyone realizes these are major usability features, why should winmo handicap itself? thats just silly.
if you say that, then i say apple copied microsoft by making a smartphone. there. lol.
WM7 stated mission
WM7 is actually going to be very new. While there aren't really many new features and a lot of it is about being pretty - the mission of WM7 (as stated in an inter-office e-mail leaked a couple months back) is to make it more user friendly. I love WM, but you can't just hand it to someone and have them always understand what to do next when just making a call.
The goal is to make a phone as easy to use as a candy bar Nokia with all the features WM already has. Oh and - also to use the camera as a cheap motion sensor and structure detector :).
When it's put in your pocket and the camera registers a drastic change immediately - the screen will shut off auto. (It won't just go off at night it has to be a drastic change). The motion sensor system will actually have many uses.
The camera will also be used in a cool new way - point it at a building...say a movie theater across the street... and it will identify it - then like give you movie times for that theater. Or maybe you see a restaurant down the street - point your camera at it and the menu comes up. Awesome!!!!
"The camera will also be used in a cool new way - point it at a building...say a movie theater across the street... and it will identify it - then like give you movie times for that theater. Or maybe you see a restaurant down the street - point your camera at it and the menu comes up. Awesome!!!!"
This sounds like some experimental thing that Bill Gates demoed at CES 2008. Not that I actually watched it of course, I didn't stay up late and stop all my browsing so I can watch a live stream of Bill Gates' last CES keynote. Honestly, who would do that?
Yea - Gates demoed it saying that it was a 'potential future technology' (something vague like that), but there are a few forums that think it's going to be in WM7. The feature looks incredible if it works (which I'm not sure it will), but I'm wondering what crazy amount of data that would require.
Windows Mobile 7 - the buzz
OK it seams interesting But do you know that HTC Touch Diamond is $700 dollars.
sounds about right. remember N95? iphone? hehe.
Comparing locked to unlocked prices
The "no commitment" price for the iPhone is $500 and $600, and thats not even unlocked, and the actual unlocked price in France is $750 and $900.
When the Touch Diamond gets released on Sprint its very likely also to cost on $200, like the Telus version in Canada is costing.