Dark Forces Team has apparently managed to get its MAGLDR bootloader running on a Samsung Focus, opening a wealth of possibilities that could potentially see the first-generation Windows Phone 7 handset running custom ROMs and dual-booting between operating systems.
"With Nokia and Microsoft’s deal to put Windows on Nokia hardware, there will be more and more Windows Phone 7 phones soon (hopefully.) Nokia agreed to put Microsoft’s Window Phone 7 (WP7) operating systems on their handsets after Symbian, Nokia’s proprietary operating system, failed to capture consumers’ imaginations. Nokia’s current flagship phone, the Nokia N8 will likely be the last phone running the Symbian operating system. While Nokia has not released any new phones with the Windows Phone 7 operating system, it is only a matter of time before they produce some headsets running Windows. If you don’t want to wait for a Nokia phone, here are the top phones that run Windows Phone 7."
Well, a few weeks ago was the HTC Inspire, so apparently it’s time to do a 180 degree turn and review something developed by Microsoft instead. And so, like a plot twist in a bad movie, in comes the Samsung Focus, practically dripping Windows ubiquity, right when needed. As a somewhat jaded Microsoft PC user, the question is as follows: how will the Win7 Phone OS stack up against the other available mobile OSes, and would it be enough to warrant a switch?