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Try Windows Phone 7.5 Mango on your iPhone, No Jailbreak Required!

Posted in iOS, iPhone on 29/11/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


While Apple and Google continue to be the big dogs of the smartphone world, Microsoft continues to lead the resistance with their own Windows Phone 7 platform.

If you’re at all curious about what they’ve come up with, there’s good news: Now you can try Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” right on your iPhone, no jailbreak required!

OS X Daily reports that Microsoft has created a (rather impressive) new HTML5 demo to show Android and iOS users what life is like on the other side. Just open Mobile Safari and head to Microsoft’s demo site ( for a hands-on taste of Mango.

Windows Phone 7 is very, very different from the iPhone, and there are both good and bad elements to the platform – but hey, Microsoft deserves some credit here – at least Windows Phone 7 is original, which is more than can be said for certain other platforms…

I won’t spoil the punch with my own observations, though – go try it for yourself (and let us know if you find Mango to be juicy and/or delicious)!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.