Is Windows Phone 7 Too Late?

Harry McCracken on whether Windows Phone 7 is simply too late to the game:

I’m not saying it’s a winning gameplan, or that Windows Phone 7 is the mobile OS that will finally win smartphone unbelievers over. But this much I’m confident of: A couple of decades from now, we’ll look back at 2010 as being really early in the history of smartphones, before most of the interesting stuff happened.

Agreed. Most people have yet to buy their first smartphone — and pretty soon, all cell phones are going to be smartphones.

Thursday, 11 November 2010