The operating system has not had the best of starts I gather, and some experts believe that the link up with Nokia may be the make or break of Microsoft’s excursion into the mobile phone world.
This news came about apparently after a number of experts were discussing Microsoft at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In fact a number of CEOs of major software companies were also saying they had no plans to pump financial resources into creating WP7 or WP8 apps. This will come as a shock no doubt to Microsoft, who also pulled out of this year’s CES event stating the company wants to do its own thing.
Worse still, it seems Nokia’s own executives were rather negative over the software. Whether this was an off the cuff remark not to be reported or something more sinister can’t be verified.
However, the prediction made by commentator Robert Scoble isn’t shared by everyone. Another commentator told pcmag.com “Yes, in today’s mobile world, the name of the game is apps, no question about it. Windows Phone has 50,000 compared to iOS’ 500,000 and Android’s 400,000. Except that comparison is ridiculous.”
He added “Windows Phone has been around for one year only and it reached the 50k milestone faster than both iOS and Android.”
With Google taking a piece out of Microsoft’s business aspiration this latest prediction must be causing consternation at Microsoft.
Personally, I think this year will be Microsoft’s biggest test, as it will be for Nokia.