PocketNow.com took the LG Panther, the only Windows Phone 7 device developed so far, and pitted its web browser against the likes of iOS (via the iPhone 4) and Androidâ€™s Froyo (via the Nexus One).
So how did it do? Well, the Windows handset actually bested the other two phones in completing a webpage load its first time out (though the Nexus One started bringing up text first). But in subsequent tries, it loaded last. But itâ€™s more like a photo finish, with the difference between all these phones being pretty small. (You can check it out for yourself in the video below.)
In case itâ€™s not obvious, Iâ€™m not a Windows person via any platform, desktop or mobile. But I have to say, WinPho 7 doesnâ€™t look like your grandmaâ€™s operating system. The fact that it could more or less hold its own against these giants â€” and with pre-release hardware and software, at that â€” well, that could bode pretty well for the handset.
Any iPhone hold-outs out there considering WinPho 7? Could you see it pairing well with your iPod Touch or iPad? Or is the mere thought of a Windows variant enough to make you run into the streets, screaming? Share your thoughts below.