It looks like CNET has done it again — or is at least trying. In it’s latest “Hands On” a CNET reporter films a video while a Microsoft employee flips through the start screen on a Windows phone. So someone had their hands on the device, just not CNET.
There were a number of other reporters that hand the same “Hands On” experience with the Windows phone. Slash Gear, for instance, called theirs an “Eyes On,” which seems a lot more honest to me.
A couple of weeks ago CNET reportedly had a “Hands On” with a new tablet device, but later admitted it had misled its readers. The headline was later changed to “Up Close.”
Update: Brian Bennett from CNET contacted me and said he did have some hands on time with the device in a private meeting.