NYT's David Pogue reviews Windows Phone: gorgeous, classy, satisfying, fast and coherent
Ever since Mango hit the review stands, Windows Phone has been receiving postiive press from just about everyone--even those publications where the iPhone had been previously hailed as the be-all, end-all device.
David Pogue of the New York Times, one of the most influential pop-culture tech writers, has finally taken on Windows Phone and dare we say, seems to gush with enthusiasm and praise?
"Windows Phone 7.5 is gorgeous, classy, satisfying, fast and coherent. The design is intelligent, clean and uncluttered. Never in a million years would you guess that it came from the same company that cooked up the bloated spaghetti that is Windows and Office."
"Most impressively, Windows Phone is not a feeble-minded copycat. Microsoft came up with completely fresh metaphors that generally steer clear of the iPhone/Android design (grid-spaced icons that scroll across home pages)."
Indeed. And while Pogue notes a few shortcomings, which are well known, he points out that the good things and changes in Mango far outweigh any negatives. In fact at one point he asks the rhetorical question that we're sure many of you have asked: "This is amazing, amazing stuff — why aren’t people cheering in the streets?" and finally notes "Now, if this phone had arrived before the iPhone, people would have been sacrificing small animals to it."
Preach it, brother!
Check out the rest of the review at the New York Times. It's refreshing, informative and we agree pretty much with all of it. Hopefully such positive press, in combination with Nokia's new devices, will spurn wide adoption of our favorite mobile OS.
Source: The New York Times