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Gizmodo is dead to me.

Gizmodo can suck a lemon and die from it, after what they wrote about the Windows 7 interface compared to the iPhone interface.

I’m sorry, Cupertino, but Microsoft has nailed it. Windows Phone 7 feels like an iPhone from the future. The UI has the simplicity and elegance of Apple’s industrial design, while the iPhone’s UI still feels like a colorized Palm Pilot.

You ignorant sons of bitches. I’ll destroy you! How dare you say such a thing about the iPhone. How dare you! Do you have any idea how much effort my close, personal friend Steve Jobs put into personally designing that interface, and for what? So some Ballmer-come-lately hunk of junk can come around and get higher praise? What do you think the iPhone is, some cheap prom date you can ignore once you’ve had her on your back? No sir!

This isn’t over, Gizmodo. This isn’t over.

  1. February 16, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I have a Windows 7 theme on my iPhone.

    I guess that would be the equivalent of saying: “Remember that condom that I said I put on?”

  2. February 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I chuckled over the same words that caused you to flip out when I read the Gizmodo article this morning. Jesus Diaz is just looking to either stir up the iPhone fanboys or get a job in MS’s PR department. I wouldn’t worry about his slight to the iPhone. The only thing the Windows Phone has going for it is Xbox Live support.

  3. Rob
    February 16, 2010 at 11:55 am

    WinPhone7: Highly customizable tiles with content from your actual life: Your friends, your photos, your music, your XBOX avatar, etc.

    iPhone: A grid of icons.

    I see innovation, but not from Apple.

    • Lawrence Velazquez
      February 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm

      You see customization. I see distracting visual noise.

      • February 16, 2010 at 12:41 pm

        The wonderful thing about customizations is that you can turn them off if you don’t like them. So if you consider it distracting visual noise (which is hilarious when we’re talking Apple, who are kings of that sort of thing), you can turn ’em off.

        Problem solved.

  4. Zak
    February 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I wasn’t impressed. It was different from the iPhone and seems to be an extension of the Zune interface. The real test will be when people can actually try it in real world situations and determine how fast you can access your information.

  5. Zak
    February 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    And like Lawrence said, too much visual noise.

    • Kel
      February 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm

      I was impressed. The Zune interface – i.e. the concept of having a ‘window view’ of a much larger canvas is not only simple & compact, it’s intuitive.

      What was even more interesting was the consolidation of everything that a consumer generally demands from the phone into 6 concise selections. (People, Pictures, Media, Documents, Games, Shopping) From there, add-ons AUGMENT these 6 areas.
      – Pandora augments Media
      – Gmail contacts augment People
      – Acrobat augments Documents

      The interface revolves around what people consistently reference from their mobile device and provides the quickest finger path to the information/function that the user wants. It more importantly, gets away from the ‘distracting noise’ (to coin someone else’s term) of having a bazillion apps on a grid.

      What’s exciting is that Microsoft said NOTHING about:
      – The Phone function
      – The Development environment
      – The Application Marketplace
      – The extent of Xbox Live integration & gameplay
      – The Diversity of Form Factors (Keyboards, Designs, Sizes, etc.)

      …for example: If you paid close attention to the videos, you can see that Voice-to-Text as an interface method is in there but wasn’t demonstrated.

      And like Victor said, (if you watched the demonstrations & the reporting) a critical part of the user interface was to only present what was important to the user. Removing tiles is as easy as surfacing them.

  6. Jan
    February 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Well, I think WP7S looks pretty cool, I hadn’t expected anything like that from Microsoft. Looks like they’re really trying to show us, that they can actually do something new. But I do still like my iPhone better!

  7. February 24, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I have to say, that’s a bold statement about windows mobile… it’s only AGES behind everyone else… then again… its seeming like gizmodo dead to alot more people these days…. http://bit.ly/dfrXKQ

  8. Johan
    July 6, 2010 at 3:21 am

    My HTC Desire is an iPhone on steroids (!!) and then you should know that i am a complete Apple/Mac nerd. I have 3 macs at home and every accessory from keyboard, mouse, router and so on is Apple. But when Apple decides to coverup a hardware error (the new “revolutionary” antenna-shell) with a software update i ask my self how revoulutionare that is. And now they have this complete ‘NEW’ thing called videocalls on the iPhone, that is amazing!!, just kidding, but no its not, i have been using that since 2004. So welcome to the future Apple. I keep holding on to my Desire and with my apps, widgets (iphone just has its icons, but maybe they invent widgets about 6 year or so like with the videocalls). I like the iPhone, but its all old news in it, nothing revolutionary so thats why i dont want any. I have had about 50-60 different mobilephones since the first arrived in the 90’s and i have seen it all in functions, apps and so on.

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