Windows Mobile 6.5 vs. Windows Phone 7 Series - Microsoft Phone OS Battle!

Comparative Table between Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone 7 Series.


Detail/Feature

Windows Mobile 6.5
(NOTE: Not 6.5.3)

Windows Phone 7 Series

Screengrab





Minimum Screen Resolution

None

WVGA

Preferred Touchscreen
Technology

Resistive

Capacitive

Preferred Touchscreen
Input Device

Stylus

Fingers

Multi-touch Gestures
Support

No

Yes

Required Hardware Buttons

Start

Back, Start, Search

Browser

Internet Explorer Mobile 6

New! But still based on IE Mobile

Zune

No

Yes, built-in

X-Box live Mobile

No

Yes, built in

Facebook & other social
networking site Integration

No (connect via apps)

Yes

As you can infer from looking at the table, WP7S is almost a completely different OS from its predecessor - so much so, that it becomes hard, if not impossible, to tell which one is better. My take on it is, if you are business user who's comfortable with using stylus on your WM touchscreen phone, then you might not find the need to upgrade to WP7S that urgent. On the other hand, if you see yourself as a part of the 'touchscreen' generation and you like doing multi-touch finger gestures on capacitive touchscreen phones, then you are likely to appreciate Windows Phone 7 Series more.

Learn more about Windows Phone 7 Series HERE.




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