I recently played with my friend's phone with Windows Mobile Mango installed, and it was surprisingly very very good! I've had all iterations of the iPhone, and really do not like the jerky and being lost feel of Android phones, but this Windows Mobile Mango OS has got what it takes to make a lot of people believers.
I mean, it needs to get its App store shored up, but other than that, it is very responsive, very fluid, has some great ideas for the main screen where you can pin ANY item to it. As well, your contacts has all sources integrated with them (i.e. Phone number, email, facebook, linkedin, photostreams, etc, etc).
The items you pin on the main screen are active, for example, the weather widget shows current weather, your photostream updates or goes through different pictures, time ticks by, contacts will show updated info whether it is from text messages, emails, facebook updates, etc.
But overall, the feeling is smooth as butter, fresh, and new.
I really hope Apple starts looking at this phone before continuing iOS6 development.
Originally Posted by Rtapps
I have not had the chance to play with w WinPhone yet. However I think after looking at the screens besides the clunky start screen it might be kind of neat.
I honestly hope that this does end up being a good phone. If Microsoft creates an excellent mobile to home environment interface like Apple has, we might actually have a real competitor to keep things interesting instead of just Droids empty flash with a few basic good ideas.The only reason droid has made it's mark is the number of phones that have been churned out and rushed, only maybe a hand full of these are worth note the rest are worthy of being the free phones you get when you open up a new account with a service provider.
With the windows phone that certainly looks like it's it's own best and not a clone, and with Nokia who did design some good phones back in the day. We might see real creativity enter back into the market instead of just improving what is already there, or just Apple creating and Droid cloning.
I say I welcome smart competition. lets hope this keeps things interesting.