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Get Windows Phone 7 On Your iPhone

While Android and iOS continue to dominate the smartphone market, the Windows Phone 7 team is dreaming up ways to woo people over to its way of doing things.

Microsoft has now come up with a clever way of giving those people who have not tried WP7 a chance to try it out.

Microsoft has created a HTML5-based demo of the Windows Phone operating system which works in both the iOS version of the Safari browser and the standard Android browser.

While this little demo will give iPhone and Android users only a brief glimpse of what using the Metro UI of WP7 is like, it may be just enough to convince some jaded users that they need a change.

We tried out the demo this morning on an iPhone, and the demo works pretty well and a helpful blue dot guides you through the interface bringing you through to various hubs such as People, Calendar and Pictures, giving you an idea of how each works.

To give it a go for yourself, just point your Adnroid or iOS browser to http://aka.ms/wpdemo

It’s a neat idea from Microsoft but is it enough to convince users to switch to the Windows Phone platform? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Source: Windows Phone Thoughts

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ClivePounds

November 30, 2011, 7:04 pm

Rather impressed. I've always liked the style of WP7 following my own rejection of shiny things and gradients*, although I've never been able to use it (iPhone!). Seems pretty slick. Not slick enough for me to change, but slick nontheless.

* I'm a web designer

Chris

November 30, 2011, 8:31 pm

Smart idea. Get consumers using it for themselves, reassure them that Windows Phone isn't the business-focused usability nightmare it used to be, remind them that there are alternatives.

I still don't think MS should have even called this 'Windows'. They've always moved away from Windows branding for consumer-oriented products like Xbox and Kin. Perhaps they should have made a clean break from the past and called WP7 something else entirely.

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