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Im pretty sure iPhone was the first ground breaking phone.
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*smartphone
I disagree with both these comments. There were many innovative phones before the iPhone, and that includes smartphones. The iPhone was an incredibly innovative device and brought tons of things that weren't around before, and is undoubtly a huge reason for the current smartphone boom. To say it's the first innovative phone/smartphone isn't correct though. They built on ideas there were incredibly innovative as well. Heck, the mere thought of web browsing/email/app driven ecosystem on a phone is pretty innovative if you ask me, and was around before the iPhone. The iPhone brought innovative ideas to add on to/improve previous innovative ideas.

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Some rather uneducated people chiming into this thread.
I don't even want to waste my time correcting some people.
A comment like that makes you sound uneducated and desperate to sound otherwise.
    
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1. This completely varies from user to user. Me personally I like the UI because it's simple, it looks nice, and it gets the job done quickly. Plus I love the animations lol.

2. Tbh aren't all settings, in any device, pretty badly organized? I really don't see why you think it is more disorganized than other devices...the settings interface is much like what you'd see in any other device.

3. You mentioned earlier that many apps are copies of themselves in the Windows store. Yeah...that happens on both iOS and Android too. Sure WP7 doesn't have as many apps, but what apps do you actually use and need? I only use tools and productivity apps. The only other apps would be games--which there are plently of. These basic apps are always available on any of the stores (Marketplace, Market, or App Store) even if there are multiple iterations of the same app. In essense...yes, the competitors have more apps, but they are all filled with useless apps like iFart. There are a limited number of apps that you actually use and need, apart from that are just Lady Gaga or iFart apps.

4. When reviewing the WP7 OS it is only fair to drop your opinions on previous versions of the OS and review it just as itself.

5. It wasn't in the first release, correct. But, the important thing is that it is available now.
As for the apps... honestly, the apps for microsoft are terrible at the moment and there is absolutely no incentive at the moment for developers to make more.

You can wave about the silly soundboard and lightsaber apps, but apple and android aren't just a little bit ahead, they are into hundreds of thousands of apps each! That isn't just silly apps, it includes some really cool ones. I don't care to list them now but do a google search for top 100 iphone apps and I'm sure you'll see the windows marketplace isn't in the same league.

On top of that, almost no companies are making mobile versions for windows phones that I've seen, and why should they, windows has a what a 3% market share last I looked.

Granted that will grow, but we're not there yet.


Also, lets not get off topic, the question was why don't people like windows phone 7, I've given my answers on it and I frankly think android and apple are producing better products at the moment (I know android don't actually make the phones by the way before somebody picks me up on that).


With that in mind, whatever Microsoft might produce in the future cannot change the current perception of their products.


On top of that, when considering my opinion of the matter, I bought into windows mobile 6.5, and I didn't mind it (I like phone 7 a lot less), it's functional and it works, but the windows marketplace hasn't released anything worthwhile in a year. It just isn't exceptional, and that's what they're competing with.
    
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Could be apps to where android and apple have like 50,0000+ and alot of good ones for free from the markets.
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I like it(Have never used it), but I feel like I'd like it. It's a very simple UI. Kind of too simple for me, but I would definitively use it. I also like the integration that it has with X-box Live. Being able to play arcade games on it seems sweet.
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I disagree with both these comments. There were many innovative phones before the iPhone, and that includes smartphones. The iPhone was an incredibly innovative device and brought tons of things that weren't around before, and is undoubtly a huge reason for the current smartphone boom. To say it's the first innovative phone/smartphone isn't correct though. They built on ideas there were incredibly innovative as well. Heck, the mere thought of web browsing/email/app driven ecosystem on a phone is pretty innovative if you ask me, and was around before the iPhone. The iPhone brought innovative ideas to add on to/improve previous innovative ideas.
You have to admit though, it did revolutionise the market. It has greatly impacted what a smart phone is, before it would've been a blackberry that was only really suited to businessmen... now smart phones have gone mainstream every kid and their dog has one.
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Because of the age old stigma that Microsoft has been dogged by.

Once upon a recent time ago Microsoft was deemed the evil empire ... controlling 98% of the worldwide computer market. They were evil , forced their wares on us because no shops were developing code for anything but it. We were at their mercy for updates, fixes, features and they too their time.

Then came along Google and Apple.. the underdogs that challenged the elder monger. They promised ease of use, features, updates, prestige.. Do No Evil...

Then they grabbed marketshare and began to make Microsoft not look so bad

Win 7 Mobile is a fine OS. It gets a bad rap from people who generally still have a bad taste in their mouth or are still enamored by Apple as the blog from their Macbook Pro's and call their buddies on their iphones LOL

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Also one of the things MS got slammed for is blue screens and driver compatibility issues. But......... people often dont consider the fact that they had to write drivers or help devs write them for every sound card , video card, cpu, hard drive, cdrom, dvd, blue ray, keyboard, game controller etc etc etc.... from EVERY manufacturer + chipset drivers.... sata etc etc etc Thats a whole lot of time to write. Ever look for a Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility List ? Pack a lunch you'll be reading for a long long time

Had they been Apple they would have offered 3 models with 6 choices and been heroes too

AGREED!

I can make an OS that has ZERO compatibility issues if i restricted the list of SUPPORTED devices down to the handful like apple. : p.

However iphone/ipod touch is pretty awesome...
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You have to admit though, it did revolutionise the market. It has greatly impacted what a smart phone is, before it would've been a blackberry that was only really suited to businessmen... now smart phones have gone mainstream every kid and their dog has one.
I completely agree, it was an innovative and revolutionary device. I never said otherwise. Its just not the first. A very important innovative device, especially the first two, but not the first innovative phone or smartphone.
    
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Because Windows Phone 6.5 was bad. Really bad.
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I think it's because WinMo6.5 was crap.
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I found it hard to get used to the ui it is different from others
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