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Test drive Windows Phone 7.5 on your iPhone or Android handset

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The demo lets iPhone and Android users test the Windows Phone 7 on their handsets
The demo lets iPhone and Android users test the Windows Phone 7 on their handsets
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A blue dot guides users through the Windows Phone 7 demo
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The Windows Phone 7 demo on an iPhone
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The Windows Phone 7 demo on an iPhone
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An iPhone running the Windows Phone 7 demo
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A blue dot guides users through the Windows Phone 7 demo
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The Windows Phone 7 demo running on an iPhone
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The Windows Phone 7 demo includes dummy contacts
The demo lets iPhone and Android users test the Windows Phone 7 on their handsets
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The demo lets iPhone and Android users test the Windows Phone 7 on their handsets

Now you don't need to have a Windows Mobile phone in order to test drive Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. To let prospective customers get a tastes of the mobile OS, Microsoft has created a HTML 5-based demonstration designed specifically to be viewed using the mobile browser on the iPhone and Android handsets.

The demo is for the most part exactly the type of thing you would see on a sample unit in a store, with built-in dummy contacts, text messages, and photos you can navigate through to check out the interface. A small blue dot on the screen guides users through the demo and some of the unique features Windows Phone 7 has to offer.

The advantage of the service, of course, is that users can do all that navigation from their existing smartphone at their own pace without having to go to the store and battle other customers for some hands-on time with a Windows Phone handset, or deal with a pushy salesperson.

Windows Phone is currently trailing behind Apple and Android devices in the mobile marketplace, however, it is quickly picking up pace with more and more Windows Phone devices hitting the market. Nokia for instance, recently announced two new Windows Phone handsets, with plans to make the OS its primary focus in the smartphone market in the future.

You can check out the demo for yourself by pointing your mobile browser here.

Now you don't need to have a Windows Mobile phone in order to test drive Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. To let prospective customers get a tastes of the mobile OS, Microsoft has created a HTML 5-based demonstration designed specifically to be viewed using the mobile browser on the iPhone and Android handsets.

The demo is for the most part exactly the type of thing you would see on a sample unit in a store, with built-in dummy contacts, text messages, and photos you can navigate through to check out the interface. A small blue dot on the screen guides users through the demo and some of the unique features Windows Phone 7 has to offer.

The advantage of the service, of course, is that users can do all that navigation from their existing smartphone at their own pace without having to go to the store and battle other customers for some hands-on time with a Windows Phone handset, or deal with a pushy salesperson.

Windows Phone is currently trailing behind Apple and Android devices in the mobile marketplace, however, it is quickly picking up pace with more and more Windows Phone devices hitting the market. Nokia for instance, recently announced two new Windows Phone handsets, with plans to make the OS its primary focus in the smartphone market in the future.

You can check out the demo for yourself by pointing your mobile browser here.

3 comments
professore
WP7 demo does not do much, certainly not enough to give anyone a feel of what a real phone would be like to use. That prototype tiled interface is so basic, surely someone could have actually designed something attractive by now. Compared to the enormous choice of creativity that is available on Android th WP7 screen is simply rubbish !
abe
doesn\'t work
Gregg Eshelman
It still looks like Windows 1.0 rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise.