Ladies and Gentlemen, Windows Phone 7 is in the game.
I'm not saying that just because after a rough start I'm now enjoying my WP7 Omnia 7 VERY MUCH. I'm saying that because every week or so we are witnessing how this new platform is reaching a new milestone.
Last time we checked, WP7 MarketPlace was just about to pass webOS AppStore with the number of apps (~6000 at the moment).
This time, we've been around a survey, showing that more people may consider WP7 smartphones than Blackberries.
Good progress, not sure it's considered to be great news for Microsoft as the numbers are still very low, but there is a progress. What I can say it's that RIM may not like this survey, but using Samsung Omnia for 2 weeks now I can say that even though it's hard to find good apps, and even though there are tons of missing features, in terms of productivity, emails, calendars, OneNote, Todo, etc. – everything is working well. I like it, it's fast, the back button is amazingly efficient when switching from one app to another and the entire experience makes Windows Phone 7 to my opinion – a better productivity tool than BlackBerry.
So is it another milestone? Not yet; in terms of sales, WP7 is still much slower than Android or iPhone (around one tenth!), but WP7 users are happy with it (93% said they are happy with it), apps list is getting bigger, Gil Bouhnick from the Mobile Spoon is slowly becoming a fan, so who knows? Maybe in a few months we will even see sales figures better than BlackBerry as part of Microsoft's slow journey back into the mobile realm?