Consumer Reports find Windows Phone 7 handsets “promising”

043043.1-lgConsumer Reports, who have condemned the iPhone 4 due to its antenna design flaw, have been much more welcoming to the US batch of Windows Phone 7 handsets.

According the SeattlePI,  in its January 2011 issue, said the Samsung Focus and LG Quantum on AT&T and the HTC HD7 on T-Mobile "all fared well in preliminary evaluation."

In the report they note:

Windows Phone 7. The main screen has customizable Live Tiles with real-time updates from the Web and social networks. It drives large displays — we’ve seen it on phones with 4.3-inch screens — and supports networked, player-to-player gaming. One omission: At press time, it lacked cut and paste. The older Windows Mobile OS remains on a few phones, none of which we now recommend.

APPS There were about 1,000 at press time. The system can access movies and music in Zune marketplace.

Hopefully, by the time the next report comes round, the cut and paste issue will be a thing of the past, and the app store will have many thousands more apps, allaying their major concerns.

Read more at SeattlePI here.

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