This morning’s Windows Phone 7 Launch Event, whileÂ appearingÂ in a somewhat subdued fashion,Â ended onÂ such aÂ very high note that I considered the launch a rousing succcess!Â Â
The lack of an impressive Microsoft presence in the Windows Mobile field over the last few years has kept the fanboys and girls from becoming overly excited at the event, like Apple fanboys are with just about any Steve Jobs announcement.Â Â Heck, even Antenna-gateÂ showed a lot more Apple fan enthusiasm than this launch event.Â Â However, I really think that Windows Phone 7 is such a different OS that it will quickly gain mindshare with consumersÂ who have yet to purchase an iPhone.Â Â It *may* even convert a few existing iPhone/iPod users.
I also appreciated Steve Ballmer’s enthusiasm, and Ralph de la Vega provided some very interesting details on AT&T’s future device line-up!
Joe’s presentation, with all the demos and live interaction was a complete joy to watch.Â Â I especially enjoyed watching his bravery and true faith in taking a second shot at connecting to the Tell Me servers to complete his online search for Alaskan Airlines flight number 7.Â VERY IMPRESSIVE.
In all honesty,Â I canÂ truly say that I cannot wait until November 8 to get a new Windows Phone 7 device!