“At a press event in New York City yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the first of its much-expected, long-overdue portfolio of smartphones that will run on the company’s new mobile phone operating system,” Sam Diaz reports for ZDNet.
“But whether those devices can make a dent against the competition – notably Google’s Android devices and Apple’s iPhone – is still the big question,” Diaz reports. “Until I’m comfortable knowing that Microsoft has a real contender with Win Phone 7, I’m not sure that I’m willing to go out on a limb with an investment of a two-year service commitment.”
“So far, the reviews have been fairly positive, but much of that could stem from the idea that the expectations were already low,” Diaz reports. “Still, I haven’t really heard of anything that jumps out as a differentiator, as bringing something special to the game.”
Diaz reports, “And that’s what kind of makes me uneasy. Smartphone shoppers are already familiar with iPhone and Android and, without something to set Microsoft apart, I can’t see it shifting the tide in the short-term.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Again, if Apple is adding many new carriers around the world and going to multiple carriers in the U.S., Germany, and elsewhere, then the leftovers that Google, RIM, Nokia, Microsoft, etc. are fighting for in the iPhone wannabe market will amount to nothing more than a few crumbs.