Originally Posted by Peleas
Do you really think you're on par with the other established mobile software giants when your OS doesn't even have a Copy & Paste function, multitasking, or an extensive library of apps?
Wake up, Microsoft...
They can't control the app library issue; no one can properly develop apps for a platform that isn't live, yet. That said, the other stuff you mention is a problem, and I figure that the platform will be a failure in the consumer space, at least initially.
If Microsoft had done a quick-and-dirty update of the Danger OS to create Kin, then that might have given them more time to get multitasking and cut/copy/paste into the first version of the WinPhone7 OS. But they're Microsoft; they've had a recent history of bungling first-generation products of all kinds. Heck, it took two generations of Vista to finally get that OS right, and that was of an entrenched product. (I wonder what would have happened if Windows didn't exist until recently, and some other OS -- perhaps Mac OS -- was the de facto OS. Would Windows have eventually been cancelled like Kin?)
However, it's a bad idea to count WinPhone7 out, if only because of its enterprise features. It's quite possible that businesses choose this platform en masse because of its Office integration. Apple and Google, start your photocopiers...
(I wonder how quickly Microsoft figures out it needs a tablet version of WinPhone7?)