By Telecom Lead Team: CEOs of Nokia, HTC and Foursquare
have debated what the future holds for Windows Phone, with all expressing
support for the platform.
Elop, Nokia’s CEO, who shocked the mobile industry a year ago by announcing a
tie-up with Microsoft to migrate Nokia’s smartphone portfolio to Windows Phone.
Nokia launched its latest Windows Phone device, the Lumia 610, at Mobile World Congress.
allied to the Nokia hardware. They will look at it and say -wow, this is a
different point of view’. So our focus is getting those devices in people’s
hands,” he said.
With the operators, we’re saying here is the next
generation of products and the generation after that and the ideas for the
future. As people see the whole context of what’s happening, they get very
enthusiastic,” Elop added.
Android, said he believes Windows Phone has what it takes to catch up with
Android and iOS, as it provides a very good experience, according to a report
the new Windows we are seeing a lot of positive signs. It will not be like
[Microsoft in] the PC market share, but I believe it will be a strong third
operating system,” Chou added.
Phone from users, adding that another strong ecosystem would be welcomed.
can do on Android that you can’t do on iOS and if there’s someone else in there
that’s pushing the limits on what you can do with the hardware, and pushing the
limits of what you can do with the OS software that interfaces with that
hardware, that’s good for everyone,” Crowley said.
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