Over at CNET UK it seems someone has slipped them a Nokia Lumia 800 and they have just woken up and realized exactly how important user interface is to a modern smartphone today.
In their latest post they take a hard look at all three “major” OS’s and how they fair in todays market as far as useability and interface. While I will not take the time to re-write the whole article for you here I will hit the high points for you and encourage you read the whole thing for yourself.
The iPhone and iPad interface is still slick and simple. But the shine is gone — iOS 5 looks almost exactly the same as iOS 4. Android showed what you can do when you can truly customise the look and feel of your phone, with its flexible home screens, handy widgets placing information right at your fingertips, and the capacity to alter any feature you like.
Windows Phone strikes the perfect middle ground between the two.
The slick, instantly recognisable and totally intuitive live tile interface is playful without being toylike, knocking Apple’s once-revolutionary front end into a cocked hat. And on the other hand, widgets and dynamic live tiles give you the flexibility that marks Android. It’s utterly compelling, and that’s why I won’t be swapping my Nokia Lumia 800 for an iPhone any time soon.
Is this going to be everyone’s take away from using Windows Phone? No but…It does mean that Windows Phone has now gone from Kin status to viable OS in the tech writers mind. Which is a very important step in mass adaption for any fledgling product in this day and age.
Via: CNET UK