Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 15:47 UTC
Windows So, after much, much speculation and many, many rumours, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 Series, its newest mobile operating system. Hold on to your hats, because uncharacteristically for the Redmond giant, they've rebuilt everything from the ground up - this system has little to no connection to the Windows Mobile of yore. I don't say this lightly - but dear lord, Windows Phone 7 Series is full of win. Update: Hands-on video from Engadget inside. Update II: There is no sync application. It's all done over-the-air, to the internet. Only videos and music are synced via the Zune software. Update III: Since I didn't mention it clearly, here it goes: Windows Phone 7 Series is a clean break. There is no backwards compatibility at all. Update IV: Channel9 has a 22-minute in-depth demonstration of Windows Phone 7 Series.
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Laurence
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2007-03-26

I don't think this is more targeted towards Android than the Iphone.

That was my point.
I think Microsoft would be smarter refining their platform than shift their focus.


Android is less than free, you can get money from Google if you put Android on your handset.

That's interesting to know.
Wasn't aware of Google's pricing strategy.


And make no mistake, Android will evolve. Android is modular. Putting a new OpenGL-UI ontop of Android would be possible for this holiday season.

And don't forget all the free stuff you get with your Android phone (Goggles, Turn-by-turn navi, Google Voice etc)

Android is more than capable to deal with new competitors (be it Bada or WP7)

I'm well aware of all this.
I'm by no means stating that WM7 is better than Android or that Google couldn't compete in this market.

I just think Android is an easier target than the iPhone and, though the iPhone has a bigger market share, Android has more room for growth due to it's open nature.

So, to me, it seems more logical to attack the biggest potential market rather than the one that seems the most popular now but also the most competitive.

However, it's not my decision and, for all I currently know, MS might be making the right decision.
Either way, I'll be keeping a close eye on the market to see how things pan out.

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