The phone is here as well as the jury verdict. It is a good device.

I just got the new phone this week, and here are the 10 things I like about it:

  1. Metro is a good UX paradigm, it is just a nice design
  2. Email and Facebook interfaces are somewhat better then the original desktop/Web versions.
  3. Office apps are actualy useful
  4. It is so easy to get on various types of wifi networtks
  5. Zune interface is nice and there is an FM radio
  6. Integrated search works correctly
  7. Browser can read bi-di text and is quite good. I thought I would miss some plug-ins, but I don't
  8. There are many apps to choose from, and I already installed Netflix, Weatherbug, Level and several more
  9. There is plenty of space on the device AND a place to add Micro SD memory (although I did not do it yet due to the issues around it)
  10. The lock screen provides needed information

Overall, this is a very good device that IMHO is a good alternative to Android and iPhone. I wish MS had a better business model to generate revenue from this business.

Happy Holidays