Reprint of InfoWorld hatchet job
This is just a reprint of last week's InfoWorld review from a writer who clearly dislikes anything that isn't iPhone, not that there aren't things legitimately wrong with WP7. (Search for the writer's iOS/Android comparison and look at the user comments there.)
Here are the dates, headlines, and a few sentences from the opening paragraphs of other articles that the writer wrote:
June 29, 2010: Windows Phone 7 in trouble? Microsoft backtracks on its clean break from Windows Mobile // Touted earlier this year as the successor to the much unloved Windows Mobile platform, Microsoft has gone largely silent on Windows Phone 7 since then, all but ignoring its great hope to stave off the iPhone at its recent TechEd conference.
July 15, 2010: Windows Phone 7: Don't bother with this disaster; Microsoft's demos of its great mobile hope shows Windows Phone 7 to be only a tepid knockoff of a 2007-era iPhone // There's no kind way to say it: Windows Phone 7 will be a failure. Windows Phone 7 is a waste of time and money. It's a platform that no carrier, device maker, developer, or user should bother with. Microsoft should kill it before it ships and admit that it's out of the mobile game for good.
It seems that Galen Gruman, an executive editor at InfoWorld, brings a lot of bias to his writing. I wouldn't put a lot of stock in his writing, regardless of who prints it.