re: Lumia 710 Review: Nice, But No Windows Phone Savior
The Windows Phone has two serious problems:
1) when you go to a phone store, whether it's a Best Buy, Target or an actual branded phone store, *NONE* of they have a working WP phone for you to demo. None of the employees has one either! Yet, even if you go to a Target, there is an Android and an iPhone there for you to play with...WP7 is such a different interface, you *NEED* to see what the screens look like if you're going to spend the next 2 years with it...With the iPhone and the Android, you are basically getting the same interface, so there is no worries...Phone stores need to have a working WP7 phone for people to play with. Do this, and I estimate that Wp7 phone sales will double!
2) Microsoft, in the introduction of the WP7, completely abandoned their bread and butter users...Corporate and technical users. WP7 does not have any form of VPN. This is a security violation for most business users. And with most carriers offloading data use onto WiFi networks in order to open up more room for voice, VPN is a necessity! WP7 has no local syncing. You can only sync to the Microsoft cloud. Again, this is a security violation for most companies! And to make matters worse, WP7, while it can connect to DLNA devices, cannot connect to NAS devices on your local network. Any one of these three things is a deal killer...but all three? It's not even worth looking in that direction!