Engadget and Gizmodo have reviewed the features of Microsoft’s refresh of their smartphone operating system.

The general consensus- a promising contender in the smartphone space whose fortunes would hinge on application content and capabilities of handsets.

Click on the links below to read their detailed reviews:

Engadget Windows Phone 7 review

Gizmodo’s Windows Phone 7 review

Update: Sunday 24th of October 2010

A better and a more detailed review was done by AnandTech. Reading through the review will drive home one major point: the iOS interface on the iPhone is not as intuitive and is beginning to feel dated.

Click on this link to read the review.