Editorial: Windows Phone 7 is Winning
Market share numbers are important, but so is momentum. Momentum is the feeling of forward-progress; it's what creates excitement, draws anticipation, and makes people become true fanatics towards a given product. Momentum is the critical "X factor" that any new product needs to succeed. Windows Phone 7 has this momentum.
Where is this momentum coming from? Let's dissect the situation.
Windows Phone 7 is good. The experience is unlike anything else you can get from an Android, iPhone, or BlackBerry. It's super-smooth, super-pretty, and it brings forth new interface paradigms that just make sense. With Mango we get fast-app switching, a new browser, plus a host of new goodies. While the Mango features don't leapfrog beyond the competition, they serve to make a great platform better