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Intentional Thinking Enrique Lima

November 13th, 2010 was the day I got my Windows Phone 7.  It was an exciting day, a lot of anxiety too.  Over a phone? Sadly, yes!

Being a Zune Pass subscriber, it was something worth looking forward too, being a consultant that relies and works with Microsoft technologies and having the option of OneNote (without converters and such) on my phone was a great thing too.

Has that changed over 45 days?  No, not really.  But I find myself at the very same place I was with my iPhone, I don’t really use the music player as I spend enough time in front of a computer where I have Pandora and the Zune Desktop.  Or in a car with Satellite Radio.  As for OneNote, that keeps me hooked and with access to my notes no matter where I take them.

The Device: Samsung Focus

Likes: OneNote integration, Zune capabilities (just note my comment above), fast and smooth interface, calendar, tiles, the device itself.

Dislikes: Heavy glitches in SharePoint interaction. And a very weird one I have experienced is, any pictures I get sent from an iPhone via email will register as an attachment but the pictures are not listed as the attachment once I open the message … weird!!  Then, of course, some apps have not made it to the platform (not sure they ever will … Pandora??!!??  Chase??!!??).  But those apps missing is not the phone, or Microsoft’s fault (IMO). 

In summary, I am happy with it, and some of the missing apps have made me shift the way I work with the products or features affected … meaning I rely on my desktop stuff for that.

Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 10:24 AM Misc | Back to top


Comments on this post: My Windows Phone 7 experience: 45 days in

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Interesting thoughts, Enrique. I'm glad you posted this. The things that brought me away from Android and back to the iPhone are the main things you list...things like the Chase app and Slacker.com's app. I know everyone talks about a phone needing to make calls, but for my usage the data and apps are more important than calls...I probably break down my usage at about 90% data / apps usage, 7% text messaging, and 3% voice calling. So for me, having that app support is of paramount importance. I really like the way Windows is going with their phone OS though, and can't wait to see what it grows into in a year or so!
Left by John Wikman on Dec 29, 2010 12:29 PM

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