Windows Phone 7 is a very impressive new OS release by Microsoft. Microsoft seems to have learnt from its mistakes and has released a truly innovative mobile operating system this time around. From the looks of it, Windows Phone 7 seems capable of going head-to-head against Android and iOS.
Even Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 7 is a huge improvement over its predecessor on Windows Mobile 6. The guys over at PocketNow managed to get their hands on an LG Panther (LG GW910) with an early build of Windows Phone 7 OS. They have uploaded a video which compared the browser performance of Windows Phone 7 on the LG Panther with Android 2.2 on a Nexus One and iOS 4 on an iPhone 4.
The Panther running IE on WP7 easily holds its own against the best mobile browsers – Android’s Webkit browser and Safari. The page load times are very impressive and the tab management is quite good. The scrolling and zooming is also very smooth. If this video is any indication, Microsoft may have a huge hit on its hands.