The Windows 8 Phone
There is an increased amount of ‘hype’ surrounding the release of a Windows 8 phone. Windows 7 tried to crack the android market, but they failed. In this guide, we will explore if there are any plans for a Windows 8 phone, and how things will be done differently to ensure that it becomes a success.
Windows Phone 7
The Windows 7 phone is still not nearly as successful as Windows had planned. It was developed quickly and this really dented the slim chances that Windows had of taking some of the Android market share. The phones did not offer anything particularly different to their Android counterparts, and because they were on the market first, they remained at the top.
Windows 8 Nokia Phone
Plans for the development of the Windows 8 phone are underway already. Microsoft recently advertised jobs looking for Windows 7 phone developers. However, the post went onto say that work would involve development on the next version of the phone. It is expected that Microsoft might have an ace in the hole to make sure their next phone becomes a success.
The Microsoft-Nokia Deal
It seems like Microsoft will not make the same mistake twice. This means they have to use all of their vast resources and put a lot more thought into a Windows 8 phone. In February 2011, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Smartphone giant Nokia for their Windows 7 phones. Obviously, they might already be working on Windows 8 phones as well. If this is the case, then Microsoft will have a much better platform for success. The future for Windows 8 phones looks bright and the market will be more than happy to welcome a good Windows Smartphone.
Intel CEO Comments On Windows 8 Phone Plans
There are plenty of plans and rumours surrounding the ‘quick’ release of a phone that uses the Windows 8 system. Intel boss Paul Otellini says that their plan is to use a Windows 8 Smartphone sooner rather than later, potentially even before the release of the Windows 8 system itself. In an interview, Otellini said: “We have the ability to put our lowest-power Intel processors running Windows 8 – or ‘next-generation Windows’ – into phones, because it’s the same OS stack. And I look at that as an upside opportunity for us.” A Windows 8 phone will no doubt take the market by storm as Microsoft will not make the same mistake twice.