This morning, MobileCrunch’s Greg Kumparak delivered his pre-review preview of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7. The soon to be released mobile operating system is far from finalized, as Kumparak explains, but it is a grand departure from 6.5 and represents Microsoft’s best mobile effort to date.
In today’s episode of TechCrunch NOW, we explore the operating system’s key highlights, including its clean design, swift transitions, and revamped contacts (“people”) tab. However, while, Microsoft earns high marks for effort in our review, Kumparak remains cautious on the product’s real world marketability. Windows Phone 7’s success, Kumparak says, hinges on its ability to woo the developer community and create an app marketplace of iPhone/Android proportions.