Need your help - what advantages does the iPhone OS have over Windows Mobile
Title says it all... I have a friend who lives and dies by Windows Mobile. I've compiled my reasons for sticking with the iPhone but I'm curious to see what else you guys can come up with. And don't get me wrong, Windows Mobile does have it's benefits, it has just been showing it's age lately. IMHO.
So lets see what you can come up with for me.
- 11-26-2008, 02:23 PM #2iPhone Newbie
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To answer quickly, I would tell that the iPhone is a very nice phone with some PDA functionality, while a WM phone is just the inverse. To be more exact, I love Windows Mobile on my PDA with 4' screen (I had a Hx4700 and I continue to use an iPAQ 210); because they can really be a temporary laptop substitute (especially when complemented with a Bluetooth keyboard like the iGO). I was not really able to use PDA functions on my Hermes's very small screen (this is one of the reasons for which I have switched to iPhone). Safari is also a very good browser in comparison with pocketIE or even Opera WM. I can give a more developed view if necessary.
- 11-26-2008, 03:22 PM #3
I just don't have the time or inclination to work that hard anymore. The iPhone does enough of what I need with drop-dead easiness, that WM becomes inefficient for me. Plus, it really does look like Win98 in Vista wallpaper these days
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- 11-26-2008, 08:28 PM #5
What iPhone OS does right: Beautiful, intuitive interface. No stinkin' menus. Integration with iTunes & the App store. What I like about iPhone hardware: Functional, minimalist design.
What WinMob OS does right: Multitasking. Cut & paste, MMS, videocamera & Today screen. What I like about WinMob hardware: Removeable battery.
The winner: The iPhone! Yay! All of that software stuff that WinMob can do has been proven fixable by software updates (albeit on jailbroken phones only for now), and I can live with the battery life I have now because I have multiple chargers and charge every chance I get (& WinMob doesn't necessarily have better battery life, just the ability to swap batteries when the one you have running dies on you).
- 11-28-2008, 10:43 AM #7
I like both, but from a usability standpoint, I prefer the iPhone. One word - Stability. I feel the iPhone's OS is more stable than WinMo's when it comes to 3rd party applications. Where as WinMo's programs are not limited by the NDA and App store like the iPhone, I would take the stability of the iPhone everyday.
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 11-28-2008 at 11:17 AM.
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