Excerpt: Built from the ground up with a “relentless focus on the consumer”, Windows Phone 7 finds Microsoft trying to re-assert itself in a market it practically invented and catastrophically lost a grip on. Failure to develop and evolve saw Windows Mobile progressively fall from grace. But that is now history and when dealing with Windows Phone 7, we barely need to mention Windows Mobile again. That’s done. Finished.
Pros: Refreshing and innovative design, looks great, excellent use of backgrounds and flowing text, Zune offering looks comprehensive, online find, lock and wipe options
Cons: Early days for a new OS, no internet video support, copy and paste not available yet, no Twitter integration, Marketplace and Xbox Live still relative unknowns
Windows Phone 7 review: Microsoft's new mobile phone operating system -- Windows Phone 7 -- is slick, easy to use and well designed.
Good Gear Guide.au
8 October 2010
Summary: Windows Phone 7 is far from perfect and is missing some important functionality, but overall this is a refreshing change for Microsoft. Effectively starting with a fresh canvas, Windows Phone 7 is slick, easy to use and well designed. Time will tell whether Windows Phone 7 devices will make a significant impact on the market, but if you're looking for a new smartphone, a Windows Phone is definitely worthy of consideration.
Pros: Refreshing UI, excellent performance, excellent Office integration, heavy social network integration, great on-screen keyboard
Cons: No copy and paste, no multitasking, limited controls in landscape browser view, no native Twitter support, no Flash support in IE, no DivX/Xvid support, no tethering