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Harvard Research Reveals iPhone, Windows Phone 7 Easier to Use Than Android, BlackBerry



In testing user experiences, a recent Harvard University survey put forth by the Human Factors in Design lab shows that Apple’s and Microsoft’s mobile platforms are both easier to use than Google’s Android and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry operating systems.

The Harvard study tested the ease in which new smartphone users can perform simple, but meaningful, tasks on various devices and operating systems, including making a call, saving a contact to the phone book, and sending a text message without any aid or assistance. The result of the experiment shows that  users who are new to the iPhone (iOS) and Windows Phone platform can perform these tasks better than those who were new to the BlackBerry and Android operating systems.

The most difficult task in the usability study was adding a contact, and the ease at which users were able to add a contact utilizing iOS and Windows Phone perhaps suggest that Apple’s and Microsoft’s experience in the desktop space before moving into the mobile space may play a factor whereas Google and RIM do not develop desktop OSes.


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  1. Anonymous

    08/09/2011 at 3:02 pm

    I just paid $ 23.86 for an iPhone and my girlfriend loves her Dell laptop that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 42 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 665 which only cost me $ 62,81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,

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