Every single day thousands of applications flood the the open doors of Apple's App Store. Some are genuinely good while others are trash that someone has created simply to squeeze a few bucks out of, which causes many of the deserving applications to slip under the view of a casual App Store user. Therefore, in order to shed light on these underrated applications, iPhone Alley has begun to highlight any hidden gems hiding within the arsenal of applications the App Store currently hosts. Whether you're the kind seeking a worthwhile game to waste some time, or you're in search of an intuitive utility that bests every other, these weekly guides are your ultimate resource for finding apps that have slipped under the general radar of App Store users.
Given their history with Apple, it's pretty surprising that Microsoft, the biggest software company in the world, has not released a competitor to the iPhone since it first hit markets 3 years ago. That changed earlier today with the announcement of Windows Phone 7 Series, their response to Apple's iPhone and Google's Android OS. The new OS has a lot of cool things that set it apart from the iPhone. The name doesn't seem to be one of them, but the features may make up for it for many people.