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Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5

82
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

Mango brings many desperately needed features to Windows Phone, elevating the platform to the modern era.

Pros
  • Seamless email and messaging
  • Integration with Facebook and Twitter
  • Much-needed Exchange support
Cons
  • Needs more integration with third-party software
  • Mobile hotspot for new devices only
  • Multitasking needs a little work
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Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

90
mlesna
Best OS out there in terms of style. And functionality.
90
ylksa
I am very impressed with what I've seen so far. It is a very great OS with a...read more
90
juuanimo
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average user Score

Openness

75
 

Ease of use

97
 

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)

72
 

Configurability

82
 

Speed

96
 
 
90
mlesna
Best OS out there in terms of style. And functionality.
 
90
ylksa
I am very impressed with what I've seen so far. It is a very great OS with a superior UI. After using it for a day or two I have to say the UI is a lot nicer than its competitors and it manages to keep things interesting with live tiles.Therer a few minor things that aren't available yet but that is to be expected from a new OS.The drawbacks I would have to say the marketplace, it feels like there are only a few great useful apps and the rest is just so they could say we have more than 35,000 apps in the marketplace. There should be a little bit more quality control. Another drawback would be that not a lot of people own a WP7 yet so it feels lonely but I guess Xbox users can make up a bit for that.It has a lot of potential, I just hope Microsoft keeps improving it and hopefully more developers will get interested in developing quality apps.
 
90
juuanimo
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
joelrthomas
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
giobooo83
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
MemeInc
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
nuevocharrua
The best Phone OS
 
80
cesarfong
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
twhedonist
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
40
xxvtcxx
A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - Engadget