Windows Phone 7 Devices Launched; No Tablets Included
“Windows Phone 7 is designed for small-screen devices such as smartphones and is not designed to work with larger screen devices,” said Microsoft Senior Product Manager Greg Sullivan, during the launch of Windows Phone 7.
So, Apple iPad will not have to worry yet about new competitors from Microsoft in the tablet arena. However, iPhone will have new competitors, and ten of them are coming in next month. Of the ten, six are heading to the United States, namely: the HTC 7 Surround, the LG Quantum, the Samsung Focus, the HTC 7 Pro, the HTC HD7 and the Dell Venue Pro (aka Lighting). The first three phones will be carried by AT&T, the fourth one by Sprint and the last two by T-Mobile.
Previews of the software are generally positive. However, the new OS carries some problems like lacking functionalities such as copy and paste and multitasking (things Apple took time to deliver), lacks Adobe Flash support; and can’t be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot. In the applications department, Windows Phone 7 is also behind.