"I want to know how 'office' for WP7 works. What the xbox live integration actually means besides a 3D avatar."
I guess you were really not following the news close enough. It has been explained in many blog aritcles. Play one of the Xbox live games on the phoen and it updates your stats on Live. If the same game is on the 360 your progression/stats are updated there.
I have seen many screen shots of Office for the phone. Add to that Sharepoint sycing has been reviewed. Honestly I have only read a few articles and I picked all of that up.
To be fair, most posters here are Apple fans/users like myself. I doubt that many follow the blogs for MS or other competitors products -- I know I don't.
What I do is follow rumors leading up to announcements -- to see what to expect! Then I try to watch or listen to the announcement event. I try to watch closely and form my own opinions.
Leading up to the WP7 event there were rumors on what set it apart from other smart phones -- including Office, XBox/Zune, and Marketplace integration.
Unfortunately, none of those were demonstrated -- and I believe they are key features.
So, we cannot evaluate how well or badly these are implemented-- if at all.
One video showed a MS rep demoing a phone. He was asked to show a Zune app (whatever). He said he couldn't because none of the MS reps at the demo had access to a Zune account-- yeah, sure! Did you forget to brush your teeth before coming to the demo?
It would have been acceptable if he had said: "That's not available, yet" or somesuch. Instead, I distrusted everything else he said and showed.
It was good that they showed working devices, working navigation and a few working apps.
The RIM PlayBook event was orders of magnitude worse than the WP7 event -- they had nothing to show or talk about, except a partial features list.
Most people will give someone the benefit the doubt, unless they feel they are being deliberately mislead -- especially in response to a direct question or request.
I don't think WP7 is complete... yet. I suspect will be sometime next year, and it will have all the things that are now, in various stages of completion.
It is too early to judge WP7 or write them off.
But, you can't expect Apple fans/users to actively search the blogs for positive reactions to, and pictures of, things that MS couldn't/didn't show in their event
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