Microsoft has a problem. Windows Phone 7 devices have been out for a while now and most consumers still have no idea what they look like and what the OS is capable of. Indeed, I’d wager that the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea that Windows Phone 7 even exists, let alone cognizant of what Microsoft’s mobile offering brings to the table.
So to help remedy that, Microsoft came up with a pretty clever idea to let iOS and Android users see what the Windows Phone 7 experience is like. Using HTML 5, Microsoft created a website that lets users swipe, tap, and explore their way through of a number of WP7’s features, from its integrated messaging function to the ins and outs of its email app. If you’ve been at all curious about WP7’s live tiles, then this demo is right up your alley.
To check it out for yourself, go ahead and visit http://aka.ms.wpdemo from your iPhone, Android, or iPod Touch device. It’s definitely a good example of out-of-the-box thinking, though we think Microsoft could have come up with a much easier to remember url.