10 Things To Improve Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 Improvements

Windows Phone 7 was built from the ground up and the developers did a phenomenal job rebooting Microsoft's mobile OS. There is still plenty of work to be done and 2011 should bring a bevy of updates. Here's the ten things we'd do to improve Windows Phone 7. Speed. Windows Phone 7 is plenty fast within the confines of the OS. In-app speed needs to be faster. Currently, … [Read more...]

Why did Microsoft remove landscape support in IE on Windows Phone 7

Landscape mode Windows Phone 7 browser

If you've spent any time browsing the web on Windows Phone 7, then you've likely noticed that it's impossible to access the browser bar when in landscape mode. In order to enter a new address or your favorites, you have to switch back to portrait mode. This doesn't provide for a very seamless browsing experience, especially when compared to competing mobile browsers. Our hope … [Read more...]

Internet Explorer for Windows Phone 7 Kicks Ass, Takes Names

PocketNow have put up a rather long video looking at the most recent beta of Internet Explorer for Windows Phone 7. Even though this isn't the final version, it's still awesome. They pit it against Chrome for Android and Safari for iOS, and it holds its own, occasionally even beating out the more established competition. Keep in mind, this is on non-final software or … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 To Lack HTML5 Support?

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At a press event in Germany, Technology Evangelist for Windows Phone Frank Prengal demoed the hybrid Internet Explorer 7/8 browser, praising its smoothness for text scaling, and other features. He mentioned that Flash support only awaited a final version from Adobe, and that that would hopefully be within six months of launch. But what of HTML5, darling of Apple and Google's … [Read more...]

Browser Speed Test Between iPhone and Windows Phone 7

Israeli site Newsgeek put together this video comparing the performance speed of the browsers on an iPhone 3GS and a developer Samsung WP7 phone. It's not pretty. Safari Mobile trounces Internet Explorer mobile pretty convincingly. However, all hope is not lost. Keep in mind, this is beta software on a beta OS on beta hardware. I bet that by the time WP7 arrives properly, the … [Read more...]