Apple Founder Inventor Steve Wozniak: Why I Love My Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Written by Gina Smith

Steve Wozniak tells Gina Smith, Todd Moore and Dan Patterson why he thinks the latest Windows 7 Mango makes his Nokia Lumia smartphone “beautiful and amazingly designed.” Here are some of the behind-the-scenes photos we shot. It’s anewdomain! — Our +Dan Patterson, +Todd Moore and +Gina Smith caught up with Gina’s co-author and friend Steve Wozniak, who invented Apple technology and co-founded Apple with the late Steve Jobs. It’s noisy in the sandwich shop — but this podcast is a fun conversation with Wozniak over why he thinks the Windows Phone 7 UI is just the bee’s knees.


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Steve Wozniak shows us that he carries two Apple iPhones (both 4S), a Motorola DROID RAZR and, to our surprise at the time, a Nokia Lumia. It was a Lumia smartphone running Microsoft Windows 7.5 Mango.

My co-host +Dan Patterson asks Steve why his favorite phone — of a dozen models with Android or iOS — is the one with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

Steve chose the Windows 7.5 Mango phone because he loves the interface. Today Steve told us that even though that smartphone’s hardware specs are impressive — and its camera is hobbled — the phone runs best, fastest and and most reliably.

This podcast is at our lunch while Steve laid his four phones down for us. The Windows 7 phone is his favorite of the four. He said it was no contest.

Photo credit: Gina Smith

Steve was probably carrying two pounds of products, cords, electrical gadgets and parts : ).

So, why aren’t more people talking about Windows Phone? Our own Ant Pruitt has a theory about this.

(Disclosure: editorial director Gina Smith co-wrote The New York Times bestselling iWoz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing it (2005). Smith directly profits from sales of this book in paper and eform.)

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