OK, I admit it, I own a Windows Phone 7. It’s an LG Optimus 7 if you really want to know, and just for the record I love it! I have an iPhone for personal use and an Android phone (Nexus One) for work, but secretly I love my Windows phone. The camera is far better than either of the other two, and it has a separate button onthe side to activate it, which is a real improvement on either of the other two major players in the smartphone market.
This evening I decided it really was time I agreed to allow the update that the phone has been quietly reminding me about for the last month. I have read one or two horror stories about this online and so had a little trepidation about starting this process. How did it go? Pretty smoothly.
I had to first install the Zune software that handles the updates. Zune, for those that don’t know is a sort of Microsoft version of iTunes. The interface is much better than iTunes though. I was pleasantly surprised to find that all my iTunes purchases play through Zune. The update took about 10 minutes, not 23 as my laptop suggested. This was particularly encouraging as I must have one of the slowest Internet connections in the UK, let’s not get me started on that again!
The update went through without a hitch and I can now, among other things, copy and paste on my Windows phone. I have also now added my music library to my phone and am debating whether to pay £8.99 a month for a Zune pass that will give me unlimited downloads from their music repository.
There is a free two week pass to they it out and I think when my programming schedule calms down in a couple of weeks I might give it a whirl. In fact I think thatnin May I will make the LG Optimus 7 my main phone for a month to really give it thence over. I also have the perfect companion to go along with it as you can see in the pic.