Add Insult to Injury: Windows Phone 7 Can’t Create or View Microsoft PhotoSynth Panoramas. iPhones Can do Both

I was very impressed after using Microsoft PhotoSynth for the iPhone to create a VR-like panoramic image viewable on PhotoSynth’s website.

Microsoft PhotoSynth for iPhone: Snap & Share Panoramas

Subsequently, other people pointed out the irony that Microsoft made it possible to create remarkable PhotoSynth panoramas on a iPhone (it works on the iPad too, by the way) but not their own Windows Phone 7 devices. To add insult to injury, I learned that it is not only the case that Windows Phone 7 users can’t create PhotoSynth panoramas. It turns out that they can’t view them either. I pointed my HTC HD7 (Windows Phone 7) at my own freshly created image on PhotoSynth.net using an iPhone 4. The site informed me that my device needed Microsoft Silverlight for viewing. An iPhone or iPad user would be thrown to the PhotoSynth app for viewing the photo.

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