Microsoft: iPhone 4S is crap, Android is mental, Nokia is great

Microsoft: iPhone 4S is crap, Android is mental, Nokia is greatI’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

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4 comments

xyz6  Oct. 10, 2011 at 14:50

no doubt Nokia is doomed.

legendaryremixes  Oct. 11, 2011 at 15:34

Nokia isnt doomed , Nokia is saved , have you tried Windows Phone Mango Os the software is incredible, couple that with Nokia Hardware and you have a perfect phone.

Look ay Windows Phone Os go up against the Iphone 4 and puts it to shame.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP9HlGB7Sy8

smik0123  Oct. 12, 2011 at 05:34

Poor Symbian, I really wish it had blossomed into the great thing it could have been. There's still a chance it could, but so...sooo very slim of that happening.

rjgviegas  Oct. 12, 2011 at 17:18

Microsoft never managed to make a PC OS work properly, and been trying for 30 years, how do they want to catch up with IOS or Android. I'm so disappointed with Nokia for going with windows phone, never considered buying a cellphone other than Nokia's, proud owner of nokia phones for 10 years now, but surely I will never get a windows phone!

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