InfoWorld got to see a bit more of Windows Phone 7 at the Mobile Beat conference, and have come out swinging against the OS.While they originally excited by early preview, the newer versions have caused Galen Gruman to label the OS a “disaster”, saying:
Windows Phone 7 is a waste of time and money. It’s a platform that no carrier, device maker, developer, or user should bother with. Microsoft should kill it before it ships and admit that it’s out of the mobile game for good. It is supposed to ship around Christmas 2010, but anyone who gets one will prefer a lump of coal. I really mean that.
Why is he so dead set against the OS? Because he feels like it’s missing a bunch of core features. He thinks that WP7 seems as if it were designed to compete with the original 2007 iPhone, and has completely missed the features both it, and WebOS and Android, have added since then. He notes the clunky UI, lack of HTML5 support, no multitasking, and no copy-and-paste as being particularly egregious.
It’s an incredibly vitriolic rant, but it seems Gruman has some valid complaints against the fledgling OS. Here’s hoping that when WM7 it isn’t bogged down in the way he describes.