Demo Windows Phone on your iPhone or Android handset

By on November 29, 2011, 1:30 PM

Have you ever been curious about a new phone but didnít want to have a sales associate hanging over your shoulder while you checked it out? If so, youíre in luck as Microsoft has released a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Ďtrialí that you can access from your iPhone or Android smartphone without leaving the house.

The semi-guided tour can be accessed by visiting http://aka.ms/wpdemo with your phoneís browser. The HTML5-based site mimics the look and feel of Windows Phone on your device. Once started, you can select multiple different demos including People, Family, Pictures, Local Scout, Calendar, Outlook, Messaging and Phone.

While exploring each category, a blue dot will appear that prompts you where to go to reach the next step and ultimately the end of each section. You are free to ignore the prompts and explore at your own leisure but ultimately you will need to follow along to complete the task.

The web app was surprisingly responsive when I tested it on an iPhone 4 and I imagine it would perform similarly on an Android phone.

At the end of the demo users are prompted to share their experience via social networks like Facebook and Twitter or go directly to a list of available Windows Phone handsets. Those phones include the Samsung Focus S, HTC Titan, Samsung Focus Flash, HTC Radar 4G, HTC Trophy, HTC Arrive, Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710, HTC HD7 and the Samsung Focus.




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Guest said:

Does not work on Samsung focus.

Chazz said:

So funny that it doesn't work on my wp7 phone.

Recycle said:

Quick suggestion-- Include a QR code in the article so we can try it out!

Or check out the one I just generated here: [link]

Wagan8r Wagan8r said:

chazz said:

So funny that it doesn't work on my wp7 phone.

Funny, but entirely redundant.

tehbanz tehbanz said:

Recycle said:

Quick suggestion-- Include a QR code in the article so we can try it out!

Or check out the one I just generated here: [link]

Thanks for the QR, checked out the demo. it's actually quite intuitive, seems a bit easier to use than my android even on the smaller screen! Definitely will consider one come new phone time!

I don't get much into gaming, mostly use my phone for finding places/restaurants etc. and that local scout was really cool!

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Who's Wendy Kahn?

Thanks Recycle!

Guest said:

This is very clever idea because Apple hardware is much better than windows. It is running smoother in Apple platform rather than theirs.

Marv Marv said:

Guest said:

This is very clever idea because Apple hardware is much better than windows. It is running smoother in Apple platform rather than theirs.

Great troll attempt .

Leeky Leeky said:

This is very clever idea because Apple hardware is much better than windows. It is running smoother in Apple platform rather than theirs.

kamz999 said:

Guest said:

This is very clever idea because Apple hardware is much better than windows. It is running smoother in Apple platform rather than theirs.

since when apple are known for their hardware???

Guest said:

Guest said:

"This is very clever idea because Apple hardware is much better than windows. It is running smoother in Apple platform rather than theirs."

its zombie Steve Jobs...

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