By Steve Wright
FINALLY! Now that the announcement's been made official (see here), I am proud to say I've been selected as a Telstra Windows Phone 7 Mozart Social Reviewer. The review period starts today and lasts until 10 December 2010.
First thing's first! Full disclosure: I have been given a HTC Mozart with Windows 7 Phone by Telstra free of charge to review. The comments expressed by me reflect my own user experience and personal opinion and are not made on behalf of Telstra.
Now, that's what Telstra told me to say. What I'd like to preface that with is that I'll be 100% honest in my assessment of the HTC 7 Mozart; just because Telstra's been kind enough to provide me with the device doesn't mean I'm going to automatically be singing its praises.
At the moment, I can't live without my iPhone – I'm a heavy data user, constantly using email and apps for media streaming, social networking, and remote access. I've literally found "an app for that"…plus anything else that's just plain ol' cool.
In my reviews, I'll be looking to see if the HTC 7 Mozart handset and the Windows Phone 7 operating system, plus available apps, can prove to be equal to or better than the iPhone when weighed against my needs.
As you may expect, the Xbox fanatic in me is SUPER excited about Live functionality (and achievements!) inside WP7; you'll see a lot of coverage on this blog (with easy access via the WP7 Social Review category) and on my twitter feed (again, with easy access provided by the #TelstraWP7 hashtag) about that. Who knows? if executed well, Xbox Live on WP7 could very well be the deciding factor in the iPhone vs WP7 battle.
Hello to my 24 other reviewers -- I look forward to discussing pros and cons of the handset and the OS with you. Let the review begin!
HTC 7 Mozart Telstra Social Review linkdump