I can’t claim to know much about Windows Phone 7, but it’s clear that it and the Android platform from Google are the two serious competitors to challenge the Apple iPhone’s meteoric rise. I remember reading a tweet from my friend @neilnuttall not so long ago suggesting he was pretty stoked after his first play with it, so that’s my first bit of anecdotal evidence that it should be taken seriously.
One of the major strengths of the iPhone is it’s huge spectrum of apps available either for free or relatively low cost. Any competitor to Apple is going to have to garner the support of developers around the world to come up with a competitive range of applications for their own platform.
And that’s one reason why I’m interested to hear that WordPress have released their first app for the Windows Phone 7.
I won’t offer a review here – after all, I haven’t yet used it – but you can read the official WordPress announcement at http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/wordpress-for-windows-phone-7/ to get more information. (If you’ve used it, please share your experiences with us via the comments on this blog post.)
I think it won’t be long before I have to get my hands on a Windows Phone 7, at least to experiment with and review, and I expect we’ll have clients asking us to develop Windows Phone 7 applications before long.