Friday Poll: What's the best name for Windows Phone 7?

Even though the new mobile OS looks cool, some people are still confused by the name. Is Windows Phone the name of the platform? Is it what we call the hardware on which the OS runs? Both?

CNET News Poll

Mobile moniker
What's the best name for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7?

Name's fine the way it is
Windows for Phones v7.0
Anything, but ax the word "Windows"
Blue-Screen Mobile
iPhone-like 2010
Insert Toyota recall joke here



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Windows Phone 7
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This week Microsoft showed off some of the awesomeness that is Windows Mobile 7. Er, Windows Phone 7 . Or whatever we're supposed to call it now. Actually, even though the new mobile operating system looks cool , some people are still confused by the name.

Is Windows Phone the name of the platform? Is it what we call the hardware on which the OS runs? Both?

Actually, I'm going to take a stab at Microsoft marketing here. The company definitely does things "by committee," as they say, so I'm just going to brainstorm and put out some ideas. Then, you, readers, will be the committee and vote for what you believe Microsoft's new mobile OS should be called.

Or maybe you have another idea? Let us know in the TalkBack section below.

About the author

    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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