10 things you may not know about Windows phone 7.
1. There is a SD card slot but it is not for removable memory usage.
**UPDATE: So I was right! It seems that you can swap out microSD cards, you just have to do a hard reset afterwards to have the device reformat the new card to its special formatting type. With the Sky Drive program Microsoft has planned for these bad boys, it would seem doing this won’t really set you back in terms of restoring all your original settings. Check out WP7 secrets for more details and let us know what you think in the comments.
While the Omnia 7 has an microSD slot, it isn’t your run of the mill one. The microSD card that comes with the device is essentially locked to the device. If you remove the card, it will make the phone inoperable. I did read a tip that this may change later on, or if you swap cards and reformat then you have to suffer with losing your data, but that hasn’t been officially verified yet. Also someone will probably figure out a hack or way to copy the formatting scheme over to a new card to avoid losing your data, so don’t fret too much about this. Official statement from Microsoft below:
You should not remove the SD card in your phone or replace it with a new one because your Windows Phone won’t work properly. Existing data on the phone may be lost, and that SD card can’t be used in other devices or Windows Phones.
2. There is physical camera button enabling to launch camera app instantly. (Red box)
- WP7 has an enhanced camera experience with simple & quick photo sharing to multiple Social Networking sites.
3. The bottom is made out of plastic to avoid any connection issues (like the infamous antennagate). The WiFi, broad band antenna, etc are in there. (Green box)
4. The phone doesn’t have a front camera, but contains proximity and light sensors near the earpiece instead.
5. There is a WP7 feature called Now Hub that Samung has pre-loaded on the device which provides weather, stock, and news information.
6. A total of 250 tiles can be placed on the home screen.
7. Sharepint & Office 2010 intergration will be very useful for document collaborating and other projects.
8. Its prediction keyboard is apparently very nice.
Let’s just put this up front: the keyboard in Windows Phone 7 is really, really good. We’re talking nearly as good as the iPhone keyboard, and definitely better than the stock Android option. It’s one of the best and most accurate virtual keyboards we’ve used on any platform.
(source : Engadget.com)
9. Whenever you take a picture, it is automatically saved to Skydrive which is a 25GB cloud storage service provided free by MS.
10. “Copy and paste ” feature is missing on the initial release version, but MS has announced that it will come in early 2011.
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