Wednesday, October 13, 2010
With over 225,000 iPhone apps and 70,000 Android apps, Smartphones are becoming a new trend for phones. Developers are always coming up with something new for you to experience on a phone. With apps like msn, skype, twitter, and banking being downloaded on phones, it is giving people less of a reason to turn to their computer. The newest "app of the month" is the Instagram, which allows people to edit any image on a phone.
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However, when it comes to tablet development, it is widely thought that Microsoft doesn't really know what's coming to them. It is thought that they are unaware of what the tablet experience is all about. Especially within the time frame they are giving themselves -- until they end of the year. Many feel as though Microsoft cannot pull out all the stops and cram all of the windows 7 experience into a touch screen tablet in such a short amount of time. Many companies developing tablets, such as LG and HP have scratched plans to work with microsoft, and rather went elsewhere.
Recently, the windows phone was revealed and hopes to reach their rivals with number of apps and user experience. The phone will be released in the US next month.
There are many unique features to the phone, which can be found in the main article.
The current windows phone (windows 6.5) did not have much success on the market, so with windows phone 7, they are banking for more success and a contender against the phones already on the market.
windows phone 7