Er, I think I’ve pretty much summed everything up with that rather lengthy headline, but I reiterate: Microsoft has created an HTML5-based Windows Phone 7 demo with the express purpose of tempting Android and iOS users to make the jump.
The demo can be accessed through one’s browser, and allows smartphone chaps to sample a taste of Windows Phone 7’s Metro UI.
Of course, the demo doesn’t give the user full access to Windows Phone 7’s functionality. Instead, a blue dot guides the user around various features.
There’s a little mini demo for each of the tiles, so that’s Phone, People, Messaging, Outlook, Calendar, Family, Local Scout and Pictures. In Family, for example, we learn how to send a group text.
It’s a pretty cool idea, no doubt. You can check out it by going to http://aka.ms/wpdemo in your Android or iOS browser.
Windows Phone 7 has yet to make the impact Microsoft had hoped, and all eyes are on Nokia to turn things around. At present, Windows Phone 7 is being outsold by Samsung’s dark horse, bada.