Don’t misunderstand me, Windows Phone offers some very good experiences in its core apps, and it’s probably the most gorgeous and cohesive piece of software Microsoft has ever released. But after nearly two years on the market, I struggled to find a single thing this platform could do better than Android 4.0 or iOS 5.1.
The sheen has worn off of Windows Phone for me. When I put something in my pocket, it needs to be able to quickly and efficiently get things done. It needs to trump other devices in its class. It needs to be the best — and Windows Phone is far from it at this point.
After a lot of very positive media coverage for what Microsoft has been doing with Windows Phone 7, it seems like the criticisms are starting to mount. And as products hit the market, disappointment is rising. If they want to become a genuine competitor to iOS and Android, it would seem they’re going to have to do more.