Ahmed Eltawil's Blog

Archive for June 2011

Windows Phones are great devices and they run on a wonderfully unique platform that seems to simply make sense right out of the box. But of course nothing is perfect and no matter how great the operating system is it also comes with its own quirks.

Hardware wise, since I am using a Samsung Focus, my main disappointment is the touch buttons that I keep mistakenly hit whenever I try to rotate the device to landscape mode to view a video for instance or whenever I try to take a picture.

The other hardware issue I am facing is due to the locations of both the power button and the volume control buttons on either side of the device. They are located exactly opposite to one another which causes me to hit them both accidentally when I try to hit the power button to wake up the device. That usually confuses the device or me personally.

On the software side, I can’t complain much since it’s in its first stages of maturity, so there is still a long road ahead before I could state my criticism. Maybe I could start complaining after Mango is released, if there is anything to complain about.

In general, I do like (maybe even love) the user experience and the concept behind combining similar activities in hubs, it just makes sense instead of jumping from one app to another.

I am certain that Mango is gonna make things even better for Windows Phones, not to mention Nokia’s adoption for the platform over MeeGo.


I always find it hard to come up with a blog title. It’s easy to come up with any content to fill the post, but a title is a bit more tricky. As a matter of fact, I am more than happy for my blog to automatically set the title to the post date.

It’s not like I am managing a company or a tech blog. This is a personal blog where a title is just as less important as the content itself. Plus, if you really think about it, ‘logs’ usually don’t have titles, just dates and descriptions.

You can take this rant as one of the excuses for not blogging a lot lately.



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