Microsoft lets you try out Windows Phone on your iPhone or Android device

Windows-phone-demoMost of are content with our iPhones and Android devices, but even if you don't consider some of the issues with both platforms, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 has been looking pretty good. Its devices have some great hardware, and the OS itself is relatively new and refreshing with its tile interface.

Microsoft is hoping to capitalize on these feelings, and has set up a website where you can actually use your iOS or Android device (it works in Chrome too) to try out the interface of Windows phone 7. Of course, the lists and calendars are not filled with your personal information, but you can still get a pretty good idea of how the interface works.

Oddly, I was actually unable to get the demo to play on my Nexus S 4G running Cyanogenmod Gingerbread, but it worked on an iPhone 4 and other Android devices I tried. And when it did work, it actually ran quite smoothly for a web app, and is certainly a well made demonstration.

It remains to be seen whether this will actually help Windows Phone sales, but I do have to give Microsoft points for trying to win us over with what is an admittedly great promotion. If you want to see it in action for yourself, just hit up the source link below.

[Windows Phone Demo via MSN]
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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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