I went from a WM6.1 device to the new WP7 and there is no comparison. I have not encountered any bugs as of yet and the interface is amazing. Not quite yet the caliber of the Apple lines but very usable and simple. The only thing is, no one builds apps for it (relatively speaking). Once developers get on the bandwagon, I think they will be viable competitors for the big 2.
MSFT has this stigma that everything it makes is horrible and full of bugs... but from the phones I saw, their products are really nice! It also has the natural link with other softwares we use (Office suite, etc).
No doubt Nokia can make good hardware and comparable with Apple's products in no time. The key differentiators should be the Microsoft applications and infrastructure. Hope Microsoft does have something outstanding this time.
What "helps" Microsoft in this is that the Android OS is split into a lot of companies, so they are, in a way, subdividing the Android customers between them, leaving people who don't want iOS or Android OS to Microsoft.
I also doubt it, but they are making very nice phones!
Analysts predict that new Nokia products designed for North America specifically, including the Lumia 900, will help boost Windows Phone to rank second the mobile OS market within three years. Do you agree with analysts prediction ?
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.