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Last Tuesday, Microsoft surprised the world by launching a new web app: Outlook.com. The software giant is easily one of the biggest players in the world of email, with their consumer Hotmail.com service and their enterprise-focused Outlook and Exchange Server. Even still, they’re not perceived as a leader in the space, with Gmail firmly retaining that distinction. With Outlook.com, Microsoft’s hoping to turn that around.

Our own Joe Casabona already took a look at the new Outlook.com and found it to be a nice, clean email app, with a number of Hotmail features mixed with Microsoft’s new Metro design goodness. Frustratingly, though, it still has many of Hotmail’s limitations, including only having POP3 sync for clients that don’t support Mobile ActiveSync.

Many of us got started with email using Hotmail, and plenty of people around the world still use it. That’s why we’re wondering if you’ve tried the new Outlook.com. Would you consider using it, and would you switch from Gmail to it? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!