Although Windows Phone 7 devices have already been on the market for a year, they have yet to pick up any significant amount of steam. Microsoft made an exclusive deal with Nokia that they are hoping catapults the wavering smartphone OS into Android type stardom. The problem in the United States is that Nokia has been struggling for market exposure, and hasn’t had a hand set in the market here in quite some time.
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All that didn’t stop Microsoft’s Windows Phone President, Andy Lees from calling Android chaotic. In an interview with the Seattle Times, Lee’s said:
“I think Android is heading down this chaotic phase. We want to enable OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), we want to enable operators, but we don’t want chaos,”
He went on to say: “It feels like, with some of them, that you’ve had several cooks in the kitchen trying to bake different things with the same thing. Whereas we have much more coherency in the totality of what somebody gets when they buy our phone,”
Current Nielsen numbers say that 43% of smartphone owners have an Android device while 28% of smartphone owners own an iPhone. In that same study it showed 18% of smartphone owners have Blackberry’s. The Nielsen survey grouped Microsoft’s Windows Phone owners as “other” along with Symbian and other proprietary systems.
Lees hinted at some integration between other Microsoft devices, suggesting that Windows Phone will pick up after the next Xbox and Windows 8 hit the market.
source: PC Mag