The lack of sales seems to have informed Microsoft’s energy in courting Nokia to take up WindowsPhone as a primary smartphone platform. The Redmond giant mnust be hoping that with a manufacturer like Nokia pushing WindowsPhone, the platform stands a brighter chance of suceess. That reasoning is a valid one, and one can only hope that it returns great results.
I have owned two WindowsPhone devices and can tell anyone who cares to listen that the OS has a clean and elegant user interface. While its initial feature set was limited, in that it lacked lots of functionalities that are taken for granted on other platforms, WindowsPhone has seen additional features added to it.
The first update, which was named NoDo, added system-wide copy-and-paste functionality, among other improvements, to the OS
The next iteration dubbed Mango literally transforms the OS into the leagues of Android and iOS in terms of functionality, bringing multi-tasking and several other major improvements to the table. Mango has been reported as ready and being shipped to manufacturers already, so we can expect updates to existing devices, as well as a new set of devices.
It seems that WindowsPhone has all the trappings of a great product – a user-friendly UI, rapid updates with additional features, and a galaxy of hardware vendors behind it. Why has it failed to catch on in the marketplace so far?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.