Product Type: Microsoft Operating Systems
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Windows Mobile - A Window of Opportunity lagging behind
MS Windows Mobile
Member Name: PixieDana
MS Windows Mobile
Advantages: Easy to use, easy to navigate, customization, Xbox Live, Social Networking, Child Proof, Internet
Disadvantages: Not as good as competitors - Lacking in Apps and Upgrades
I was first introduced to Windows Phone after my in-law first upgraded to her Nokia Lumia 710, she instantly fell in-love with her phone and the features and later introduced me to it.
I also loved the phone and bought one as my first contract phone, my favourite feature was the Xbox Live gaming and the fact that I could play against my family and friends.
Once some of my family and friends saw my phone they also bought a Windows phone.
The Windows Logo is the familar Windows logo we all know, the four brightly coloured window shaped logo, simple and clear.
- Easy to use and navigate
The Windows interface is very easy to nagivate, you can instantly click the appropriate tiles on the homepage or view the menu layout. You can select which items or peoples phone numbers you would like displayed on the homepage to suit you.
- Good Personalisation
The Windows software allows you to change the colours of the phones themes, which apps, links, people, social networking etc you would like displayed on your homescreen, you can rearrange them to suit your personal preference and needs.
- Xbox Live (games and acheivements)
If you love playing games on your phone or tablets etc. You can easily gain 'points' which are special acheivements for most of your games through the Windows phone, these acheivements help give the games things to acheive and can make them more appealing. You can also play against other windows users and see leaderboards, add friends and play against other people, saftely. If you have an Xbox Live account through your Windows computer or Xbox 360 you can download your account and your acheivements get added onto them. You have an assigned Avatar, which you can change the look of too.
- Social Networking
Those of you who like to keep up to date with your social networking, Windows have made it easy!
They have most of the apps available that you can apply to the homepage, you can link them all and get your emails sent straight to your phone. (Internet Enabled)
- Windows 8, Child Proof
Windows 8 offer a child proof saftey feature, you can add passcodes and keep an eye on your children's activity. This stops children from being able to root through your personal files and only the games you allow them too, this stops any buying 'accidents.'
- Skydrive (online storage)
Skydrive is an online storage system that allows you to upload any of your files onto a secure system for you to access anywhere. (Internet Enabled)
- Battery Life
With most Windows products I have found they tend to drain the battery a lot more than other operating systems, the phone system isn't that bad but it doesn't always give the clearest of readings until your phone dies. This will vary considering the brand of phone you are using but overall, not bad, I've seen a lot worse.
- Apps vs Competitors
The Windows Phone operating system lacks in the demand of applications. Although they have a large amount of applications, including lots of free ones and cheaper ones, there isn't as many as their competitors and not as popular as there competitors, this isn't all down to fault of Windows Phone as the other companies who create apps for their most popular systems (android and apple) have a lot more demand, but I feel Apps are growing as the Windows Phone community grows too.
- Updates vs Competitors
I don't feel as if Windows does as many updated as their competitors and I feel that they lack in updating their older versions of their systems when a newer up market type is released, this is a down fall as those who have learnt, loved and use there older systems may stray away.
- Variety of Phones
Windows phones are growing in the community but I feel that all of there phones have a certain design and certain brands but this is also growing as the windows community gets bigger and better.
Summary: Overall alright phone system, could do with some upgrading, brilliant on a budget.
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