Windows Phone 7: the reviews are coming
Windows Phone 7 mobile handsets are making their ways into the hands of the technology press, and the reviews are dribbling onto the Internet.
For those Microsoft fans who've been waiting to see the software giant's new mobile phone platform, the time is nigh. The phones will debut Nov. 8 on AT&T and T-Mobile. The phones are the Samsung Focus (AT&T) and the HTC HD7 (T-Mobile), both for $199.
Will Microsoft's offering compete with Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and even Research In Motion's BlackBerry?
So far, the reviews seem pretty good, not stellar. But good. The key will be how quickly Microsoft iterates and updates the platform to truly compete with the other heavyweights and attract developers who can build sexy apps for consumers.
Here are a few I've read so far:
* Windows Phone 7 review, Engadget's take, by Joshua Topolsky
* Microsoft's New Windows Phone 7: Novel, But Lacking. By Walt Mossberg, of All Things D and the Wall Street Journal.
* A Windows Phone 7 'review' by a non-reviewer, by Mary-Jo Foley of the All About Microsoft blog.
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