I'm confused. Is this a new phone and OS? Or just another zune HD? Am I the only person that wanted an update to windows mobile, not a Zune HD with a microphone and internet connection. I didn't see much that looked like an operating system (installing/running applications, file and system management, user customization), and I didn't see much that hinted at a phone (phone calls, phone dialer). Pretty much just a Zune HD+ at this point. I hope MS has more to show at MIX10, or sadly they have crushed my dreams of owning a device worthy of the being called a PocketPC.
This is in reply to GonzoJr as well. on the subject of OEM alterations and Custom ROMs.
Are You Serious??? The only reason windows mobile is still alive is thanks to HTC and custom roms! If I hadn't custom built the ROM I'm running, I don't know what I would do. The stock rom that shipped with this thing was garbage! The Microsoft UI is ugly, and seems streamlined for single-tasking. I don't seem much Pc in this phone and that is very dissapointing. I don't care about social networking if windows phone 7 doesn't even have a file explorer. We can't tell yet for sure. But it seems to me Microsoft sold WinMo's soul to apple. And traded all the power windows mobile users in with it.
I hope I am wrong. But this looks like Microsoft gave the concept of PocketPC the axe.