The author admits being skeptical about Windows Phone 7, having jumped shipped from Windows Mobile to Android. But after 15 minutes of tinkering with the new OS, he left with a more positive frame of mind and reported "that Microsoft might just have done enough to stop being walked on completely by the competition."
A few more observations during the fifteen minutes with Windows Phone 7 included:
With regards to the speed of Windows Phone 7, "It is fast, I mean really fast. There was no lag, screen and icon transitions were smooth and as good as if not better than any competing OS."
The keyboard may have left the biggest impression with Clove. They found that the on screen keyboard worked hassle free in both landscape and portrait mode adding, "Windows Mobile on screen keyboard has traditionally been shocking and the OS now accommodates the capacitive touch screen which allows the fat finger and thumb prodding of the QWERTY keypad."