Windows Mobile 7.0 Delayed
At first glance, the announcement that Windows Mobile 7.0 will be delayed is pretty frustrating. MS has been in the mobile phone game for a while now and it's really hard to argue that Apple didn't get it right with the iPhone. So why can't someone with Microsoft's power get it right a little quicker? One of the main things I would guess is hardware - Windows Mobile is rolled out onto a lot of different devices and that complicates things greatly. With that said though, it's not as disappointing as it may seem. Perhaps the biggest frustration with Windows Mobile has been the browser and as the article states, there's going to be a better one released well in advance of 7.0. The flashy screen that's responsive and easy to navigate is the other big issue and there are already several providers coming out with UI's that rival the iPhone. 6.1 was far from perfect but did a decent job bridging the gap and well, if both of those issues are addressed in a timely manner, it'll go really far into mitigating any frustration related to the postponement of 7.0. Truth is, when 7.0 comes out, it needs to make a Huge splash. It doesn't need to just be good, it needs to be great. And it needs to be visibly better than anything iPhone. Being that MS can't afford to get that wrong, it's understandable (yet no less disappointing) that they are taking the 'better safe than sorry' strategy.