For every wonderful trick and treat Microsoft presents in Windows Phone 7, there were plenty of functions absent that iOS and Android have made names for themselves doing. Once compared, it's obvious WP7 is not finished, Considering how advanced Windows Phone 7's competition is, the following seven deficiencies make a mockery of Microsoft chairman Steve Ballmer's claim of Windows Phone 7 being "thoroughly modern."
If Windows Phone 7 flops, it certainly won't be for lack of trying. We've identified seven aspects of the new phones and operating system that should make Microsoft proud and has us intrigued.
Today is the official launch of Windows Phone 7, and it looks like HTC has the main flagship phone for the platform with their HD7. There are to be nine WP7 phones in all at launch later this year, but this seems to be the biggest and the baddest.
Sony is going big with two new image sensors designed for smartphones and the like. The showstopper is the 16.41-megapixel Exmor R-based CMOS sensor, which is powerful enough to do away with blurry and washed-out cellphone photography, according to the company.
Keeping a phone charged can be a pain, especially at the end of the day when you're out of the house and dealing with a sliver of battery life. If only a phone could stay charged up all day without you ever having to think about it.
In a case of David toppling two Goliaths, this week MetroPCS, a nationwide flat-rate prepaid cell carrier that weighs 7.6 million subscribers soaking wet, launched the first LTE market in Las Vegas, beating both AT&T and Verizon to the 4G-network punch. Even though there was no ribbon cutting, the LTE era has begun. What does it all mean?
Have you found it difficult to get used to the iPhone's touchscreen keyboard? Do you long for a physical keyboard with real buttons you can feel with your fingers? Well, this new iPhone case features a flip-out keyboard, giving you what you've been aching for for so long.
For years, you've dreamed of owning a real-deal functioning communicator like the ones they used in Star Trek. And wouldn't you know it, but Nokia was actually working on one. They even made it so far as to build 14 prototypes before scrapping the project. And now one of those prototypes has appeared on eBay.
Cellphones have been tacking on a lot of new features over the last handful of years: touchscreens, 3G connections, forward-facing cameras, HD video recording. Projectors being widely available on cells is often looked at as what's next, and this unit could make that possible.
Before Japan became a tech giant, it was known for cheap gadgets that imitated Western products, now China is morphing at super speed from bootleg device maker to inadvertent innovator with the debut of its fake Nokia called the N-Kia E68.