The fact of the matter is that it's not--at least not at its core. I do still use Windows Phone to accomplish the same things, but there is actually something more to the Windows Phone ads than just marketing hype. The way Microsoft has integrated functionality into the Hubs, and seamlessly merged different features and services together makes it more streamlined and really does enable me to accomplish what I need to do and get back to life…if that is my goal.
I won't bother recapping all of the things I like or don't like about Windows Phone 7. You can feel free to peruse and get those details. I will sum up by saying I was more than pleasantly surprised by "Mango". Frankly, I was shocked at how awesome it is, and how much I really like it.
As I wrap up the 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 series, I can honestly say I found myself torn between Windows Phone and iOS, and seriously considering moving from my iPhone 4 to the HTC Titan when it becomes available from AT&T. In the end, though, I ended up sticking with iOS and .
It was a tough call. I use a Windows PC, and I rely on Microsoft Office, so a "Mango" smartphone would be a natural fit to some extent. But, the changes coming next week with , and the seamless syncing between my iPhone, my iPad, and my Windows PC--combined with my existing investment in iOS apps--make a compelling case for iOS…at least for me.
I can't stress enough, though, that you should take a look at Windows Phone if you're in the market for a new smartphone. It is a very capable mobile OS and I am confident that you will not be disappointed. You owe it to yourself to at least check it out and seriously weigh the pros and cons before making a decision.