Is Microsoft’s Windows Phone ‘07 worthy of the two-year commitment?

“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.”

Read more in the full article here.

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.

68 Comments

  1. @MDN, the title of the article is “Is Microsoft’s WinPhone 7 worthy of the two-year commitment?” which is different from the title posted here “Is Microsoft’s Windows Phone ‘07 worthy of the two-year commitment?”.

    Yes, it is the stupidest name for an OS ever, and it looks way too little way too late. However, it is a little dishonest of you to use “’07” as if it was designed in 2007 (which it DOES look like), and then ask if it is worth a 2 year commitment.

    It is not worth the two year commitment, and it is behind, but it is NOT called “Windows Phone ‘07”

  2. @MDN, the title of the article is “Is Microsoft’s WinPhone 7 worthy of the two-year commitment?” which is different from the title posted here “Is Microsoft’s Windows Phone ‘07 worthy of the two-year commitment?”.

    Yes, it is the stupidest name for an OS ever, and it looks way too little way too late. However, it is a little dishonest of you to use “’07” as if it was designed in 2007 (which it DOES look like), and then ask if it is worth a 2 year commitment.

    It is not worth the two year commitment, and it is behind, but it is NOT called “Windows Phone ‘07”

  3. If today’s Windows phone 7 had been released in 2007 before Apple’s iPhone debut, it would still be in 4th place today. iCal me.

    It’s a bitch trying to copy Apple when you release the product before Apple does.

  4. If today’s Windows phone 7 had been released in 2007 before Apple’s iPhone debut, it would still be in 4th place today. iCal me.

    It’s a bitch trying to copy Apple when you release the product before Apple does.

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