I finally got some hands on time with a Windows Phone 7 last week and I was very very impressed. I’d set my expectations low given my long history with our mobile efforts and a number of disappointments over the last few years and to be honest I was blown away. The UI was smooth, elegant, consistent and just damn nice. The video above shows the Office user experience on WP7 and I love little details like the graphic equaliser when recording a voice note.

The second video below shows you the email experience and it’s vastly improved. The attention to detail impresses me with things like the iconography and the rotation of icons as the screen rotates. Elegant….never thought I’d say that word about Windows Phone but there you have it.

hat tip to Nick Eaton for the videos