Microsoft has finally delivered its rebooted mobile platform, Windows Phone 7. But, it faces stiff competition in a very crowded smartphone market in which Google Android and Apple iPhone have grabbed nearly all of the momentum in 2010.
Windows Phone 7 promises better integration with Microsoft Office for workers and built-in social networking and gaming capabilities for consumers. But will that be enough to win over converts from iPhone and Android? Will it be enough attract enterprises away from BlackBerry and Nokia? Can it at least win over new customers who haven't committed to a platform yet?
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