Let’s see, Windows Mobile DOES have free apps. With all smartphones, the ONLY thing they ever have to do is manage your contacts idiot! They only have to automatically manage your E-Mail, SMS, MMS, and social networking. Other phones such as Blackberry, iPhone, and Android phones also need a mandatory data connection so why JUST bash WinMo for also needing one? Also after using the HTC Touch Pro2 I can ensure the 3G is far from slow. Also Windows Mobile has a task manager to end apps if you aren't using them, the only reason they stay running is because the OS is MADE for multitasking and the ability to switch from app to app freely without having to start them all over. (Ex: Listening to music on Windows Media Player while replying to an text, then switching to the internet browser to copy and paste a paragraph into the Microsoft Word document you had running in the background for a project you had due for your boss, then when you finish the document you forward it straight to your boss through the E-Mail app w/o ever having to even touch a computer) They also have an option in the settings to close the app instantly when you click the 'X' (or to tap and hold the 'X') so you don't have to go through task manager. The only people who complain about Windows Mobile are the idiots too dumb to learn how to use something. Windows Mobile 6.5 has an awesome easy to use interface and on HTC phones they make it even easier to use with HTC Sense or TouchFlo 3D.
My favorite Windows Mobile phone out right now is the HTC Touch Pro2. Th best Windows Phone devices out right now are the Touch Pro2, the HTC HD2, the AT&T Tilt2, the HTC Fuze ECT. IMHO the HTC HD2 is an iPhone/Android killer, don't believe me? Go on YouTube and search up reviews for the HTC HD2.