Lukewarm Early Reviews May Bog Down WinPho 7

The first reviews of Windows Phone 7 smartphones — the Samsung Focus and the HTC HD7 — are in, and they range from lukewarm at the low end to acceptable. Will smartphone buyers be influenced by the reviews? Or do they generally decide what they want first, then go get it? Will the reception for WinPho 7 and smartphones running the operating system make Microsoft’s future or break it?



The first reviews of Windows Phone 7 smartphones — the Samsung Focus and the HTC HD7 — are in, and they range from lukewarm at the low end to acceptable. Will smartphone buyers be influenced by the reviews? Or do they generally decide what they want first, then go get it? Will the reception for WinPho 7 and smartphones running the operating system make Microsoft’s future or break it? Many reviewers say Microsoft has done a good job with Windows Phone 7, not just in terms of the platform itself, but also in the clean break it made from the flagging Windows Mobile OS.


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