It kicks ass! I would prefer the Samsung over the LG, because the LG has a built-in hardware qwerty keyboard and with the keyboard touch, and smart phone features that Microsoft has put in to WP7 I see no reason in having a hardware keyboard.
Also, the Samsung when doing a touch gesture is smoother than the LG. The LG is smaller, but dammit I want a phone that is rock solid and all things being equal with the WP7 OS; I'd prefer the Samsung.
The Marketplace has a rigorous process to have your applications deployed. Certain functionality specs must be met. For instance,
1.) When a call comes through you must suspend the phone
2.) when the back button is hit from your app you must exit.
I'm sure there are many others; however, the speaker didn't go into too many details.
Standardizations that I believe MS is trying to deploy for all apps, which will give all apps on the WP7 a specific Look and Feel.
I also heard that MS has stopped development on the Zune. Now when I asked if they had stopped production on making the hardware for Zunes the speaker couldn't comment for sure stating that "Yes, indeed MS has stopped producing Zunes for good", but that he did state "Microsoft has announced that the Zune will no longer be supported through XNA and no more applications are to be built for Zune unless they're updates."
Now, I think what he was trying to say is that Microsoft will no longer produce Zunes and if you want a Microsoft piece of hardware that supports music for and from your Zune music collection you must pick up a WP7. This sounds like a very risky but strategic way to increase sales of WP7. I'm not sure if it'll work, but they already have me purchasing a WP7 and making software for their Marketplace.
Let me know what your thoughts are you D.I.C. coders. Especially you Core.
You can make Silverlight apps for the phone and IE is the default browser, but IE can't load Silverlight websites at all. Something that I'm sure MS is trying to fix real soon. I just thought that was a little F'd up that you can make Silverlight apps for the phone, bit its own browser doesn't have a Silverlight plug-in to support Silverlight websites.
This post has been edited by coden4fun: 21 October 2010 - 06:35 PM