Originally Posted by Richard Chao
An interesting note is that many of the missing features cited by Macworld UK are ones that were not present on the iPhone when it was released and yet it has seen phenomenal success. Of course this is by no means an excuse for the lack of them but it does give me some comfort knowing that if a product and interface is solid, the lack of features may not be crucial to the average person. Coupled with NoDo's release and Mango coming soon it will only be a matter of time before WP7 will be in parity with iOS and Android.</p><p> </p>
The missing point is that these "features" were available with WM 6.XX and are missed with WP7.
Furthermore I would not call something rumored to be available by late 2011 "Coming soon".
I need a useful, usable calendar yesterday not six months from now; same with tasks, categories, the option to have an unified inbox and sync with my desktop without the need to use the so called "Cloud".
While the OS have many interesting concepts it was a half baked release; not a death blow if MS had followed an aggressive (read fast) schedule to add these basic, missing features. Unfortunately, so far, there are not even comments about not when but if these features will be ever added and a lot of people are getting more and more uncomfortable.