Friday, November 09, 2007

Pogue touches Windows Mobile. Recoils

Palm died years ago. Several times since, often as I curse my desolate Tungsten | E2, I've thought about trying a Windows Mobile device. How bad could they be? Wouldn't it at least be able to sync reliably with Outlook?

Problem is, nobody I knew would admit to having one. I couldn't find anyone who did Outlook sync with it. I'd see some phones running Windows Mobile, but the owners seemed furtive and embarrassed. They didn't proselytize.

The silence has been deafening.

Still, I thought, Microsoft has put billions into WM. Surely by now it must be tolerable. If only someone I trusted would review it ...

Pogue has.
Reaching for Apple, Falling Short - David Pogue - New York Times

...Windows Mobile 6 is a mess. Common features require an infinitude of taps and clicks, and the ones you need most are buried in menus. Apparently the Windows Mobile 6 team learned absolutely nothing from Windows Mobile 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
He proceeds to ream Windows Mobile. Brutal, but efficient.


T-Mobile thought they could challenge the iPhone by using this as the heart of their most strategic phone?

Double wow.

This reminds me of my RAZR. A pretty facade over a reptilian soul. This should give Apple another share price boost.

1 comment:

steve campbel said...

I use which provides sliding "one touch" access to phone calls, emails, SMS messages, calendar functions, pictures, music, videos and other applications and commonly used content.

Touch Commander is much the same as the finger touch scrolling, browsing, and spinning of a three dimensional interface by the finger, that is found on the Apple iPhone and the TouchPhone by HTC.