The first round of WP7 reviews are starting to float in, and tech heavyweight Walt Mossberg has weighed in — and is less than fully impressed. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Mossberg is the tech editor for the Wall Street Journal, and arguably the most important journalist in the field — especially for lay people. He took WP7 for a spin, and isn’t totally enamored.
Like everyone else who has used it, he’s a big fan of the interface, but docks them points for omitting little features like “copy and paste, visual voicemail, multitasking of third-party apps, and the ability to do video calling and to use the phone to connect other devices to the Internet,” all of which are hopefully coming in software updates. His final conclusion is pretty bleak:
Overall, I can’t recommend Windows Phone 7 as being on a par with iPhone or Android—at least not yet. Unless you’re an Xbox Live user, or rely on Microsoft’s SharePoint corporate Web-based document system, it isn’t as good or as versatile as its rivals.