Another reason for sticking with AT&T? I have an AT&T Microcell in my home that delivers 5 bars of AT&T 3G service. I live in an area of CT with poor cell service for all carriers. For a one time charge, simple installation to my home broadband and zero configuration on my AT&T phones, I get great service.
I’ll reporting back on my wife’s experiences using the phone in the coming weeks. My initial impressions:
- 4.0” Touchscreen with Super AMOLED display is beautiful
- The phone is thin and very light. Slightly thicker than an iPhone but it seems thinner since the screen is larger
- The user interface is fantastic. Microsoft has done a great job
- Over 2,000 applications in the app store growing. A good selection so far and easy to navigate
- Microsoft controls when OS updates go out over the air. This is a radical departure from most other vendors. Apple is the closest to this model but I hate having to use a cable and my PC to upgrade. Android is fragmented with carriers deciding when (and if) upgrades will be available.
- My wife isn’t crazy about the “people hub” sucking in all her FaceBook contacts for her phone directory. I have to explore this in more detail.
Watch this blog for more details on my wife's experiences with Windows Phone 7.