Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 7

Microsoft unveiled on Monday the Windows Phone 7 Series—a new operating system that will appear on phones around the holidays later this year. “Windows Phone 7 Series is more than the Microsoft smartphone we've been waiting for.,” Gizmodo says, calling it “the most groundbreaking phone since the iPhone.” The People hub “might be the best social networking implementation yet on a phone,” Gizmodo says, and the phone will link to Xbox Live for games. “Now that Microsoft has filled in its gaping chasm of suck with a meaningful phone effort, the three most significant companies in desktop computing—Apple, Google and Microsoft—now stand to occupy the same positions in mobile. Phones are officially computers that happen to fit in your pocket.”