Talking about showing up late to the party…. The Windows Phone 7 is out and I would submit it is already dead or at least on life support. My next thought it how many of these will Microsoft give away to inflate the numbers so it looks like they are selling like hot cakes?
The Apple iPhone took the phone world by storm a few years back (2007). Today I would say it is the gold standard. Google dropped Android and has done a very good job of getting it out there and making the OS very easy to port to mobile hardware. The Blackberry is still a few years behind but still making ground in business, where the iPhone and Android fail.
With all that said the Windows Phone 7 is out, and I have seen all the demos online. I have not gotten my hands on one yet but would love to review a few of them. The saddest part is they do not have any way to managed like Blackberry and of course no mention of Lotus integration (surprise surprise!).
Windows Phone 7 looks like a hack job between the best of the iPhone and some Android in there too. They are late to the party and will have to spend Billions to sell it. Sadly I don’t think Microsoft has it in them to compete with Apple anymore. Apple has won over the hearts of the young generation in the world. Apple is the must have device and frankly while I am a Blackberry users, I long to own an iPhone or Android phone so that I can tinker and be apart of that movement. But even on my worst day would take my Storm2 over anything Microsoft has to offer.
P.S.- I owned a Windows Phone in 2006/2007 and it was a horrible little device. I am not using that experience to base the new Windows Phone 7 on, but lord knows that little Motorola Que was better off in the trash can than in my pocket.