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Try out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango with your iPhone

You love your iPhone with a passion that knows no bounds. But that's not to say that occasionally your head isn't turned by a good-looking feature on another smartphone platform. If you've been curious about some of the capabilities and user interface glitz of Windows Phone 7.5 (AKA Mango) you're in luck. Microsoft has figured out a way for you to try out those features on your iPhone, so you don't have to embarrass yourself going to a Microsoft Store or playing with a Windows Phone device at Best Buy.

How do you sample a juicy Mango without actually catching cooties from touching a Windows Phone? It's easy -- just point your browser to http://aka.ms/wpdemo, and you are presented with a sparkly representation of the Windows Phone 7.5 Metro UI that you can touch and swipe.

I'll admit it. I went and took a look at Windows Phone 7.5, and then I washed my hands with a sterilizing soap, and put in eyedrops in an attempt to get the UI out of my eyes. But it's well worth a look, just so you know what passes for a mobile operating system in Redmond, Washington.

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