Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 15:47 UTC
Windows So, after much, much speculation and many, many rumours, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 Series, its newest mobile operating system. Hold on to your hats, because uncharacteristically for the Redmond giant, they've rebuilt everything from the ground up - this system has little to no connection to the Windows Mobile of yore. I don't say this lightly - but dear lord, Windows Phone 7 Series is full of win. Update: Hands-on video from Engadget inside. Update II: There is no sync application. It's all done over-the-air, to the internet. Only videos and music are synced via the Zune software. Update III: Since I didn't mention it clearly, here it goes: Windows Phone 7 Series is a clean break. There is no backwards compatibility at all. Update IV: Channel9 has a 22-minute in-depth demonstration of Windows Phone 7 Series.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Adam S on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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No Thom, Kroc is right. Of the 95% who don't use Mac, some of them use Linux, and MOST of them use flip phones. Of those who don't, many of them use iPhones and many of them have no interest in a smart phone. Then another percentage can't afford a phone like this.

Because these people have money, like gadgets, are comfortable switching technologies and UI paradigms, and are probably the best example, on the whole, of people who would want a tiled, customizable, social-network-infused phone. So it's not 5% of the the market, I'd bet it's probably more like 15-20% of the *target* market.

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