After so much build up that no one really seemed to care about a launch event, Microsoft finally launched Windows 7 Phone Monday in New York. And sooprise, sooprise, there were some good reviews.
MG Siegler, a self-professed Mac fanboy over at TechCrunch, wrote that with Windows 7 phone, Microsoft finally, FINALLY, brought a gun to a gun fight. But then acknowledged that the company still has to run a marathon, uphill against companies with a 20-mile head start.
Others wrote less-than-nicely about the new phone OS. From Mike Drips: “If someone gives you the choice of using a Windows 7 Phone for the next two years, or shooting one of your toes off, the only intelligent response is: “Does it matter which toe?”
Two things everyone agrees on. First: Microsoft has to do better on phones or give up the ghost. Seriously, does anyone know anyone who is not affiliated with Microsoft that runs a Windows phone? Yes–Microsoft partners count as affiliates. So, the answer would be “no.” Didn’t think so.
Second: The Windows 7 Phone ad is a million times better than past Microsoft efforts which ranged from lame to insulting. (Remember the Office dinosaurs?)