Fantastic new 4.3" ultra-thin HTC Windows Phone 7.
I urge everyone to go into a shop and try it out before making comments.
The thing is with WM7, MS really gets it. It realises that people want current information displayed all the time (tiles on home screen) but also want a list of icons of installed stuff (on right screen). The phone runs lighteningly quickly, the browser is great and despite the newness there are some seriously good games and apps on the app store.
Of course la piece de resistance is the xbox live integration. MS made a fabuolous interface with the Zune Hd but never marketed it. MS made the best (arguable) gaming interface & online experience with the xbox 360. Now these are fused together and uprated to make a truely original phone. Which is quite simply, just loads of fun! (my kids love to make new avatars for xbox live - and all this goodness is free!).
Finally, worth mentioning, is the MS Cloud experience. Not just that skydrive will be integrated with the next software release, but I have my contacts on Outlook on my PC. There is a free connector from MS that syncs with your MS live account, and then this comes onto the phone automatically. Great. Like Android with gmail, except that you have to pay for gsyncit. And Apple still wants $99 a year for the privelage.
I suggest everyone open their mind and try this out. Imagine how great future software updates will make this if v1 is so awesome (and the HD7 will be in it for the long haul).
Remember those who said Android didn't have a chance, and it overtook Apple for sales in 2 years. WM7 is set to be in the top 3 permanently.
This phone is available instore (need £10 topup unless you have O2 PAYG SIM) or online for £380 less quidco.