The Guardian has a long article pushing the idea that the future of Windows Phone OS is at the low end, based on comments made by Dan Dery, Alcatel’s vice president.
Let’s look at a quote from Dan:
“We’re not interested in high-end devices – so Windows Phone producing a very, very good consumer experience at the entry level, which is not the case for other software, is a very interesting prospect,” he said. “It seems a lot more natural for first-time smartphone users – it’s surprising and I don’t know why, but that seems to be the case reported from carriers.”
And here is how the Guardian paints the picture:
Windows Phone’s biggest strength is that it performs the same on low-power smartphones as it does on high-end devices. It makes entry-level smartphones costing less than $200 a solid, polished experience, but diminishes the attraction of more expensive Windows Phones.
By contrast, most low-end Android devices struggle to perform well, requiring much more powerful hardware to run smoothly, which can frustrate users with cheaper devices.
You should read all the details here: The future of Windows Phone? At the low end, says Alcatel. But our question is this: Do you agree that the future of Windows phone is at the low end? Should Microsoft forget about pushing high end Lumias and focus on budget Windows smartphones instead? Do share your thoughts.