Microsoft has made a bold claim this week that its recently launched Windows Phone 7 platform is easier to use than its established rivals.
The software giant has announced that the mobile OS, which succeeds its clunky predecessor, Windows Mobile 6.5, with a new tile-based interface, is simpler to use and enables users to perform routine tasks in 20 per cent fewer operations than the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones.
We recently got our hands on a Windows Phone 7 smartie and can unreservedly say that it is definitely a very slick looking operating system. Whether or not it is easier to use is subjective to the user, but as far as performing quick tasks go, it definitely doesn’t disappoint.
Windows Phone 7 handsets have already suffered stock shortages in the UK due to overwhelming demand. And it seems Microsoft’s advertising folks are getting the message too, after it unveiled this hilarious ‘Really?’ commercial to mark the launch of the platform.
Meanwhile, Dell CEO Michael Dell has thrown in his own two cents on Windows Phone 7, stating it is easier to develop for than Android devices.
Dell, which released the Dell Streak Android tablet/smartphone hybrid earlier this year, is currently prepping for the launch of its first WP7 kit, the Venue Pro, with an Android version also in the offing.
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