Re: Microsoft "screwed up" on Windows Mobile
No current device, nor any device released in the next 3-5 months, will be able to run WinMo 7 when it is released. Oh, someone will mod it, but it won't run the way it was intended and much of its functionality will be lost. Frankly, I'm glad to hear it. I got tired of all the cheapskates who tried to load Vista onto their 2002 CPU, found out they didn't have what it takes, then blamed the OS. Wrong. Vista worked perfectly fine on a machine built to handle it; the same will go for WM7 when it comes.
That said, MS did not fail with WinMo. Oh, they may have fallen behind, but it's to their advantage. Think about it. They've had all this time to see Apple and Google unload their OSes, and now MS knows the base expectations of smartphone consumers and what they need to do to take the industry to the next level. Combine WM7 with Zune and XBOX and it's the God Phone we've all been waiting for.
All MS does is sell WinMo licenses, and they have sold more in the past few years than Apple has sold iPhones. I'll admit WM7 is either going to be a game changer for MS or it's going to be game over for them. Either way, we should find out what it looks like @ CES, and how it works one year from now.