Well that didn’t go so well

Update
It’s the end of the first day, and I’ve downloaded FaceBook, Twitter and WordPress and played with IE9 and Bing.
Social Apps
Both FaceBook and Twitter are pretty much what you’d expect. However, neither is really as smooth as their more polished Apple equivalents, with performance issues (stuttering scrolls) and annoying refresh problems making it hard to keep track; these were problems on the iPhone too one or two versions ago.
WordPress
Well, actually this is more about the keyboard. It’s early days but generally I like the portrait keys better than the iPhone. However, the location of the Delete key seems to be annoyingly close to the CR key. After some practice I’ll probably not notice.
Bloody BING!
Which brings me to BING. I’m sorry, but it’s just a pile of crap. What makes it worse is that it has a dedicated button right there, which you cannot yet reallocate and gets hit accidentally ALL the time! The main reason I don’t like BING, apart from the fact its search is poor, is all the sponsored ads that jump all over the place. If I could remove it entirely I would. Google Search is now installed 🙂
Headphone Woes
Finally, my Sony in ear headphones are incompatible with WP7 because the mic doesn’t work 😦
So, it looks like I’ll have to buy some new ones.
Summary
FaceBook and Twitter 6/10
Keyboard 7/10
Headphones 1/10
Tomorrow
Camera and other stuff

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About DoctorMikeReddy

I teach game programming at the University of Wales, Newport
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One Response to Well that didn’t go so well

  1. In the end, I swapped the Nokia headphones with some for HTC Trophy WP7 phones. These are not “in ear” but have a working mic and volume controls on the headphones. Much better, if not perfect. Strange that what was meant to be a cutting edge mobile made such a cheap ass offering for headphones.

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