I’ve had the opportunity to see and fool around a bit with a phone running Windows Phone 7.5. And it’s pretty impressive, especially the interface, which is smartly designed and great looking. But still, I had to guffaw at this line from a recent article re. Nokia’s new Windows devices.
The software interface, developed by Microsoft but refined by Nokia, is designed to remove as much laborious touch-screen tapping as possible.
“Oh my god! I am exhausted! Tapping my finger on this device I’m holding in my hand – it’s unbearable. This must be what it’s like to work in a coal mine or a sweat-shop!” I mean, I’m all for a better-designed interface, but I don’t believe that “laborious” is le mot juste in this case.