Categories: Cellphones

Missing features for Windows Phone 7 at launch

Published on October 31st, 2010 | by sylv3rblade

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While many are awaiting Microsoft‘s launch it’s upcoming mobile OS, Windows Phone 7, it won’t be complete a package as many of us on already mature platforms like Android and the iOS would like to believe. It’s understandable yes, as even both operating systems mentioned earlier wasn’t pretty at version 1.0 but Redmond has a lot of lost ground to cover with the market share both giants have now taken a foothold over.  Still, Microsoft’s decision to revive their mobile market presence is a welcome change.

The following will be features that Microsoft won’t be including on Phone 7 at launch:

  • No system-wide file manager
  • No Bluetooth file transfers
  • No USB mass storage mode
  • Limited third-party apps availability
  • No Flash or Silverlight support in the browser
  • Too dependent on Zune software for file management and syncing
  • No video calls
  • New ringtones available only through the Marketplace
  • Music player lacks equalizer presets
  • No multitasking
  • No copy/paste
  • No DivX/XviD video support (automatic transcoding provided by Zune software)
  • No sign of free Bing maps Navigation so far
  • No internet tethering support

Yep, no flash.  It is interesting however than there’s no silverlight support for the browser as WP7 is built on the silverlight UI.  Still, we can expect this list to trim down once Microsoft starts sending out those OTA updates to your phone.

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