A funny thing happened at 1:00pm EST. Apple announced their new iPhone 4 and there was no stampeding to write how the iPhone had reinvented the wheel. Android and its Froyo upgrade seem to be safe for now. WP7’s death nail should also be promptly removed.
I firmly believe in the aftermath of Apple’s iPhone/iOS 4 debut that WP7 indeed has a chance to carve out a significant slice of the market. Surely I must be mistaken, even mad to suggest such a thing but I think not.
Take a look at the difference between iPhone 4’s AP Mobile app and then look at the breathtaking (yes I used such a strong word to describe a news app) WP7 app. Pixel density be darned the WP7 app is flat out on another aesthetic level. The iPhone app looks so old and dated by comparison; after 4 years they are still producing the exact same looking apps. That makes me question whether it is a fatal limitation to the SDK. Yes I went there!