El Reg laughs at it:

  • No app store
  • Funny grouping of functionality
  • No ‘cut and paste’ functionality until next year

Paul Thurrott, on his Windows SuperSite, says it is “designed to address some head-scratching limitations in the iPhone and Android

  • Photo management works the way you do – you don’t have to buy and remember how to use several different apps
  • Doesn’t require a PC – no need to sync up
  • Apps are actually available now, in Zune 4.7 PC software. Seems to conflict with his “doesn’t require a PC” assertion
  • Games available at launch from EA. Sims, which hopefully means something better then the tiny games that come in “apps”

And so which way is up? Time will tell, or not.

Tagged: Microsoft, Phones