Windows Phone 7 at CES: Hello? Anyone there?

The Big News for Windows Phone 7 coming out of this week's Consumer Electronics Show was captured in a single, brief blogpost at MobilityDigest: the first software update for the mobile UI will be ready in 30-60 days. For the calendarically-challenged that would be early February. Or perhaps early March. Somewhere in there.

Windows Phone 7 is pretty much missing in action at CES, which I think is a missed opportunity. Microsoft's approach, as revealed in this platform, has the potential to be an industry-changer, leading to a rethinking and recreating of the way users can interact with and through their smartphones.