Early reviews on Windows (MSFT +0.2%) Phone 7 are generally upbeat. William Blair: WP 7 has “a...

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Early reviews on Windows (MSFT +0.2%) Phone 7 are generally upbeat. William Blair: WP 7 has “a fair chance of gaining share in the smartphone space,” and it's a positive for Qualcomm (QCOM -1.2%). J. Gold Associates: “It’s far sleeker, more user friendly, and shows almost no sign of being a Windows derivative like the previous versions did.”