The Windows Phone 7.5 Review, A Month-Long Experience

Page Orientation: Portrait And Lanscape

WP7 generally supports screen reorientation. However, the home screen, directory menu, and some applications only appear in portrait mode.

The transition between portrait and landscape orientations is smooth, overall. Icons even change with the screen so that they are easily identifiable.

Windows Phone 7.5: Screen Orientation

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    The most popular apps found on Android and iOS are also found on WP7, including Facebook, YouTube, Shazam, Slacker Radio, Twitter, Angry Birds, Netflix, Adobe Acrobat, GasBuddy, Air Hockey, and Skype.

    Adobe Reader?
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  • To my knowledge there is not Skype yet on WP7, also a major point missed is the intergrated messaging system allowing you to switch seamlessy between SMS, Facebook chat and MSN. But otherwise nice review learnt a few things myself about Bing search!
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  • I have used Skype on my Nokia 610 its basis but it works.

    I have had mine for 3 weeks and I am liking it. seems more stable than the android on my wife's Xperia
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  • as its windows i guess it will BSOD at the wrong moments like calling emergency services...

    i like the nokia lumia, im just sad not to see Symbian :-( i liked symbian
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  • At least apple cant sue over the use of square icons with rounded corners
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  • Where can I get a higher res version of that picture. I love it!!
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  • I've got a WP7 phone. The only thing I want to see added now is VPN access. This is the one thing Apple & Android have over WP7
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  • jrtolsonas its windows i guess it will BSOD at the wrong moments like calling emergency services...i like the nokia lumia, im just sad not to see Symbian :-( i liked symbian


    Never had a BSOD. The only issue I get(which is rare). Is that if I unlock the phone at the exact same time I get a Txt the screen can't be used. I have to lock and then unlock it to get it back
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