“Windows Phone 7: Solid Platform, Sorry Future,” “The Era Of The Uber Smartphone Is Here,” “Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 7 But Does Anyone Care?” “Live From Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Launch Event“…and the list goes on.
Now that we’ve inundated you with a battery of posts on Microsoft’s new mobile operating system, it’s time for a time out and a gut check. In vintage Siskel and Ebert fashion, we asked our reporters to give us their final verdict on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system via TCTV.
Spoiler Alert: While no one was wildly optimistic on Microsoft’s chances, many of our reporters saw a glimmer of fight in this OS. However, as always, as MobileCrunch’s Greg Kumparak says, buyer “be wary.”
For more rapid fire assessments check out “The Windows Phone 7 Launch: Our Take.”
Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software. Starting in 1980 Microsoft formed a partnership with IBM allowing Microsoft to sell its software package with the computers IBM manufactured. Microsoft is widely used by professionals worldwide and largely dominates the American corporate market. Additionally, the company has ventured into hardware with consumer products such as the Zune and...
Windows Phone 7 is the successor of the Windows Mobile 6.5 mobile operating system in development by Microsoft, scheduled for release by October 2010. Microsoft’s goal is to create a compelling and predictable user experience by redesigning the user interface, disallowing partners to modify or replace it, integrating the operating system with other services, and strictly controlling the hardware it runs on.