Run a Windows Phone 7.5 Demo on iPhone
The smartphone discussion is typically focused around iPhone and Android, but Microsoft is still cooking up it’s own unique smartphone OS: Windows Phone 7. Now thanks to an HTML5 demo, the curious can try out a basic Windows Phone 7.5 experience directly on your iPhone.
Open up Safari and throw in the following URL:
If you haven’t used a Windows Phone before, the first thing you’ll notice is the similarity to the upcoming Windows 8 OS, which Microsoft says is the future of their desktop and tablet efforts (and probably smartphones too). Lots of tiles, swiping around, it’s fast and fluid and an enjoyable enough GUI. Perhaps best of all for, it’s original, as opposed to the shameless borrowing everyone else seems to have done with iOS.
Is this demo going to swing you away from an iPhone? Doubt it, but it’s always fun to see what the competition is cooking. (via Gizmodo)