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The games on this Friday afternoon and -- we are joined now by -- -- and lead mobile analyst for PC mag dot com he.
Eats breathes and sleeps with cellphones and you've been doing nothing but but windows phone seven lately.
The nine different devices that are ruled out for windows phone.
What's your impression so far over all of the of the OS this week we finally launched on the.
Carriers to tell us about.
I think it's a really interesting first step for Microsoft I mean it's a one point oh they are behind the competition in certain ways they're gonna have to move very fast to catch up.
But there's a lot of good things here I think especially.
The Xbox Live gaming.
Not necessarily the Xbox Live multiplayer part of -- but just the quality of the games is excellent the quality of the games already ahead of android.
And the Zune music and video experience is once again ahead of android.
Sure and you're getting to play with the Zune pass -- get free you get access to is unlimited songs.
Albums it was a nine dollars a month for the Zune pass something like something like that but in -- you -- it.
-- downloading a song but you're getting what like ten free downloads for the month for the Zune -- -- get ten free downloads a month and then all the songs.
All the songs you can listen to that you want -- and then of course one thing that's really have been impressive over the past couple weeks is Microsoft has gotten a bunch of really big name third party developers on board.
And so you -- Netflix now and you see slacker and you see.
Some really high end games from that people like EA and came -- There's there's just.
Really high quality in terms of the third party apps coming through now so let's take a look here you've got a Samsung focus here now of all the different phones who looked at that -- running Windows 7 is the Samsung focus your favorite.
You have the Simpson focus is the best of the initial -- -- phone seven devices in the US there's five that are coming out right about now.
That's this guy the best one then there's the HTC surround him on that on AT&T and the LT quantum.
And then on T-Mobile there's the HTC HD seven and the -- venue pro.
And of the bunch we're -- the focus the best it has this incredible right super -- led screen the screen really pops.
It's a very nice ties the screens tight it's high resolution.
You can see how much the bold colors of windows phone seven show up well on the screen.
It's got good phone quality good camera quality better reception and some of its competitors -- that a little bit that way okay it's you -- open office.
Yep now Microsoft on Microsoft -- the other and then yet here's here.
Let's see even go back to the -- here you here's your Xbox Live icon.
And that shows.
And it pulls in your avatar it also pulls -- all of your.
Your your Gamertag and it pulls and all of your points that you and your payments and -- get points and achievements playing Xbox Live games on here.
And eventually you'll be able to play some turn by turn games against people on.
X boxes or computers so.
Oh boy into a store right now and I'm thinking for the holidays and wanna pick up a new phone -- -- an iPhone four I'm looking -- a lot of the android do phones that are -- in the marketplace and I'm looking at windows phone seven.
What's your what's your bottom line here before you feel windows phone right now is a strong enough proposition for people to pick it up for that pick it up as their main phone -- is still little ways to go.
I'm always a little hesitant to to recommend that people by the first of any platform by the one point out so what I'm saying right now is if you're already into either Xbox Live -- -- if if you have an affinity to these Microsoft -- the services then yes absolutely pick it up right now.
I always say wait for the second product in the series -- it's a little more mature Apple's a lot -- care.
Yeah as far as the hardware has gotten great camera -- on here as well that's one of the things I'm really impressed with -- windows phone is the camera.
And speaking of Microsoft they really wanted to try to create a point and shoot environment for the camera.
Where you didn't have to power on the phone to to use -- mean -- -- a button on the side it basically turns your turn your phone right into the camera.
Yeah -- and you don't have to worry about power and on the phone and going through some sort of application to do it.
Yeah I -- all the windows phones have a dedicated camera button they all have a five megapixel camera.
One thing to watch out for though is that the five megapixel cameras are -- very different quality.
And for -- the focuses camera is much sharper -- save the HTC HD sevenths.
So it's one reason you have to read -- reviews -- the -- filters on here as well you can -- black and white sepia -- to your photos.
And one of the things I really like to about it is your ability to share.
Right from you know one of the things that windows wanted to do was make it easy for you to do the things.
That maybe take one or two if -- were saying this but on apple you know the sort of the philosophy of one click one or two clicks to get somewhere.
We think about sharing on the iPhone to FaceBook.
You having -- launch -- FaceBook application click on the photos icon go through your camera roll pick the photo of you wanna share to FaceBook and uploaded to your your friends -- your wall whatever.
With windows phone what they really did was say you know what right in the photos application.
Let's share of the photo.
Right to FaceBook but that's something you're seeing on and right as well and in fact some of the android phones have it even better social networking integration -- -- does sure when this phone is really well integrated to FaceBook.
If your life is on FaceBook you're gonna have a great experience with windows found.
But it's much weaker for instance with Twitter Twitter if you're a big Twitter -- windows software to I think there yet it's lacking is definitely lacking which would -- if you -- to connect to Twitter foursquare then you'll probably have a better experience on android.
Which has been applicants for those services but once more this is just getting started they just need to sell a certain number of -- so they can start the ball rolling.
And then I think this platform filling and take.
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