Metrics estimate that there are now 130,000 activated Windows 7 phones in the world.
Microsoft gave a phone to each of its 90,000 employees.
More anecdotally, the only non-employees I know with one of these phones are Microsoft wives.
Today's poll: does anyone out there who isn't on MS health insurance have one of these phones (or know of anyone who does)?
I ask not just to be mean—although there is that—but because Softies' collective, excited discovery of multitouch smartphones four years after the fact neatly illustrates my lack of confidence in Microsoft. Their not-invented-here tech myopia doth appall.