Motorola not interested in Windows Phone 7 (from MWC 2011)

Motorola not interested in Windows Phone 7 (from MWC 2011)Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Motorola has confirmed that it’s not interested in Windows Phone 7, and will stick with Android for the time being. Poor Microsoft. At least it has Nokia’s shoulder to cry on.

Christy Wyatt, Motorola’s corporate vice president of software and services product management, spoke to IDG News Service, saying: "I don’t envision us using Microsoft. I would never say never but it’s not something we’re entertaining now."

Effectively reiterating Motorola’s love for Android, she added: “We would like an opportunity to create unique value and we don’t feel we could with a closed platform.”

Seemingly the Americans did consider Windows Phone 7, but discovered "a bunch of things that we believed about Microsoft that ended up not being true, mostly about what functionality it would have in what period of time."

Motorola recently turned its fortunes around, largely thanks to the Droid (or Milestone, for us in the UK). At last month's CES it announced “the world’s most powerful smartphone” in the Motorola Atrix.

Also at Mobile World Congress, we learned that the Motorola Pro is coming to the UK.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 16, 2011 at 14:24

I didn't think I'd ever say this, but here: good for you, Moto!
Motorola worked hard for some sort of come-back after they over-RAZRed the world. Now they should jump onboard the SS Bloat? Motorola built decent WinMo 5, 6 and 6.1 handsets. They know Microsoft.


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