Tuesday, May 16, 2006

windows mobile vs blackberry: round 1

like all great boxing matches, this contest will be won by fundamentals.

windows mobile sets the tempo of this bout early by establishing a stinging jab with one simple feature...

the today screen


true, this is not a flashy feature...

nor is it a particularly new feature...

having been part of windows mobile since before windows mobile was even called windows mobile.

but i would argue that...

as the very first screen one sees on a windows mobile device...

the today screen vaults windows mobile to a huge lead in usability.

the today screen offers a stunning increase in productivity, if for no other reason than it gives you an immediate summary view of everything to which you need to give a bit of attention...

and also acts as a instant launch pad for accessing those very items...

no matter whether you need to jump to your calendar, your inbox, or your task list.

which is why it is even more amazing that the blackberry os does not offer a similar feature.

instead, you have to choose each application individually from the home screen if you use a blackberry os device.

if you want to a quick summary overview...

sorry...

you're totally out of luck.

i'll talk about some of this a bit more in the next round...

but for now...

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am ready for round 2 thru 5!

8:51 AM  

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