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Microsoft Windows Phone 7

Microsoft Windows Phone 7

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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

70
Engadget Reader
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
80
Engadget Reader
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
Engadget Reader
After using WIndows Phone 7, 7.5 for 2 years, I cannot imagine ever going back...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
75
Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
With terrific Zune and Xbox Live integration, a fast and smart method of getting around the OS, great Office and email experiences, and a genuinely beautiful and useful user interface, Microsoft has definitely laid the foundation for the next several years of its mobile play.
 
80
MobilityMinded
I can only conclude that I really like Windows Phone 7, because it is different in many ways. Especially the integration principles is something that I really like. However as a long term Windows Mobile user I also have admit that there is room for improvement.
 
80
Gizmodo
Windows Phone 7 is really great. A solid foundation, it's elegant and joyful. True, a lot of that greatness is potential. But if anybody can follow through on their platform, it's Microsoft.
 
90
AnandTech
Windows Phone is more like the iPhone than it is anything else. If you don’t like the iPhone (for reasons other than an inherent dislike for Apple), you probably won’t like Windows Phone. If your sole reason is disdain for Apple, then pick up a Windows Phone.
 
80
USA Today
Windows Phone 7 isn't fully baked yet, but at least there's a very pleasing aroma coming from the oven. Microsoft has the resources to keep on cooking, and I expect and hope they will ... In an ever-changing environment, Microsoft may still provide some appetizing possibilities in mobile.
 
60
The Guardian
Microsoft is applying the defibrillator to its mobile phone platform with a completely new interface and approach. It's radically different - but still has lots of rough edges.
 
70
CNET UK
Windows Phone 7 offers a fresh, fun user interface, exciting features for music-lovers and gamers, and some gorgeous phones. But there's plenty of room for improvement, especially in the app store.
 
70
The Telegraph
Everything looks genuinely slick and stylish – but WP7 is neither cutting edge under the bonnet nor so effortless to use that it’s a plausible object of aspiration for anybody but a business person whose IT department won’t allow them a better option.
 
80
PC Mag
Yes, it's version 1.0, and it's missing some features and plenty of apps. But Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system is already a player in the mobile space.
 
70
Popular Science
We have a new contender in the field of exciting smartphone operating systems. With Apple's OS X looking more like their iPhone and iPad operating by the day, it's not absurd to say that mobile software is the only software that matters today and for the future.

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