Run a Windows Phone 7.5 Demo on iPhone

Nov 29, 2011 - 19 Comments

Windows phone demo on the 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)

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, iPhone, News

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  1. Yuri says:

    Used it for about 2 minutes, bored stiff. Glad I got my 2 seconds of Microsoft in for the next year, now I don’t have to wonder anymore!

  2. bv7 says:

    Windows is so bad I’ll be never installing it.

  3. ArtFeel says:

    I have real wp7 device, and i love it, UI is really perfect and fast, but you need a little time to get used it. But this demo is a pitiful fake.

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  5. Ferie Fanø says:

    What the .. I already thought iOS was bad… But it seems it can be even worse… Better join the penguins…

  6. Colm says:

    Got few Win7 phones (HTC Radar) for work and people love them so far – we used to buy iPhones but this trend is now gone – the Radars are over twice as cheap as the iPhones and much more appealing for the business market

    I have one myself and the integration with Lync and the Office 365 is brilliant, have a feeling the new OS from MS will stop the iOS from its raising curve…

    • Cognos says:

      yea I use HTC titan myself with win 7 and it blows the socks off android, been a while since microsoft introduced something original

  7. Selcuk says:

    The iOS keeps looking / feeling great when you look at this ugly blocky interface designed by a 12 year old.

    Also the Android keeps copying the iPhone so i really don’t understand the Android-fans what’s so great about their ugly ripped of iphone.

  8. Xaviery Santos says:

    Wow I sense a lot of fanboyism around here – cant cope with the old Apple’s rival about to revolutionise the smartphones market?

    Wait for the Nokia Lumia to be out and the shares will even…

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  10. Chris says:

    Does anyone get the feeling some of these pro MS comments sound a bit too keen? Sensing marketing people on MS marketing teams payroll!

  11. Chris says:

    Plus found the os really hard to use. I hope it was just the demo and not what the os is like in real life. Maybe I just need to give it time, but iOS is so easy to use, you understand exactly how it works within seconds!

  12. Neutral says:

    Well, anyone heard of sitting on the fence? Nope, blinded by Apple or by Microsoft!!!

    I have an iPhone, an iPad and a windows 7 laptop, all good but have to admit the i devices are really responsive however hugely lacking in ui inspiration.

    I saw the Nokia Lumos running windows and I was really impressed.

    All I can say is this, what Apple do is always slick but to follow blindly is either extreme geek or too stupid to cope with something more dynamic.

    Love Microsoft blindly is just plain naive although appreciative of life off the preset rails.

    To hate either is just silly.

    Anyway, the point of my post, I’m smart enough to like both and love my iPhone. The problem is I’m bored of it and feel like a fashion victim. I want more than this!

  13. Neutral says:

    Excuse the error – Nokia Lumia, not ‘Lumos’.

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