Sunday, August 8, 2010
Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone News" @ 09:00 AM
"Perhaps best, however, is the control Microsoft have put in place regarding adapting and skinning Windows Phone 7. HTC may work magic with Android and their Sense UI but some of the lesser offerings from Sony or LG could do serious damage to Windows Phone 7's slickness. What is most likely is developers and manufacturers will make their mark on a handset by building apps that sit on the home screen rather than slowing the phone down with heavy UI changes. It shouldn't be long now before we start seeing some of the many manufacturers associated with Windows Phone 7 showing off their handsets. From the looks of it Microsoft have built a genuine contender with Phone 7 and if the release hardware is up to scratch could have a shot at topping iPhone sales at Christmas."
Hunter Skipworth at the Telegraph published a pretty nice write-up on Windows Phone 7's preview release, and he appears impressed. It's good to see some journalistic reaction from outside North America this positive. He calls WP7 a 'genuine contender' - now let's just hope it's a genuine contender that can turn the world of premium smartphones back into a 3-horse race!