I’m admittedly paraphrasing a little with that headline, but Windows Mobile guy Andy Lees had a few rather interesting things to say to the Seattle Times about Microsoft's smartphone rivals.
The most interesting comments – as you might expect – concern Apple and Android. No mention of, erm, RIM or BlackBerry OS.
When asked if he felt the iPhone 4S was a “missed opportunity”, Lees replied: “Yes I do. From a pure hardware perspective, I was surprised they're not giving the consumer more choice. People want a variety of different things.”
Turning his attention to Google’s open source OS, Lees added: “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.
“If you've used some of the (Android) phones, some of them are great, but some of them are not great. But it's random. And 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.”
And speaking about the Nokisoft romance, Lees boasted that the Finns are: “100 percent betting on Windows Phone. They have more reach than anybody else in terms of selling phones. They directly and indirectly manage over 600,000 retail outlets.
“Having them so committed to Windows Phone is going to be a fundamental element for us to not only have great hardware but also huge reach and breakthrough with the customer.”
Interesting times. Can Windows Phone 7 really take second place or beyond?
via: Seattle Times