Windows Phone 7 Mac Support Coming Later This Year

Windows Phone 7 Mac Support Coming Later This Year

Microsoft’s mobile devices have never been able to easily sync with Macs, and never through first-party tools, but with Windows Phone 7, Microsoft aims to change all that with a native OS X application that will allow for syncing content between your Mac and Windows Phone 7 handset.

The tool isn’t out now, but Microsoft is promising the application later this year, presumably before the holiday shopping season.

Microsoft can’t be happy about having to do this, but what choice do they have? iOS has a three year lead on Windows Phone 7, and Microsoft wants people to give up their iPhones and iPads for their new operating system… which means appealing directly to Mac owners. They want people to switch, and the kind of people who are going to need good reason to switch are, by very definition, not loyal to the Windows brand.

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  • DrM47145

    Wow… if anybody who owns a Mac owns a WP7, he really has issues.

  • Cold_dead_fingers

    I own a WP7 device. It’s cool. ANd I have 3 Macs atm. Of course, my iPhone 4 is my main phone, WP7 is still very cool.

  • Cold_dead_fingers

    I’m disappointed in Microsoft as far as Mac support goes. Their mobile devision should have no preference because a customer is a customer. If they want to tailor WP7 to Windows users that fine, but don’t crawl back and add Mac support more than a year after it’s been out. iPhones had Windows support from day 1. Say what you want about Apple apps on Windows, but you can’t arguer with the fact that the support was there. I own a Windows phone but it will never be my main phone because of the lack of Mac support. Their Nokia partnership can’t come soon enough.

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