Originally Posted by The Sand
My thoughts after using WP7… They are trying to compete with iPhone – this is no threat to the BB. You can sync Outlook with exchange only – otherwise you have to set up an account through Zune so you can sync your media files. Similar to iTunes for iPhone. It’s pushing you to use Windows Live – it will sync contacts and calendar if you use Windows Live. And you can get the Outlook Connector to sync your Outlook to Windows Live and then onto the phone. But I don’t want to… so for me no Outlook is a deal breaker. I believe they will change this as there is already negative feedback over “no Outlook.”
It's all about the cloud, perhaps you've heard of it. I don't know too many people that use Outlook without Exchange anymore. Most don't want their contacts, mail and calendar locked up on one computer with Outlook. And you don't have to use Windows Live, the activsync in WP7 will work with gmail and google calendar as well.