Microsoft have put a lot of faith into their Windows Phone 7 platform to revitalise their flagging mobile percentages. MS executive Joe Belfiore was speaking at the Dive Into Mobile conference, but was not willing to be draw into any discussions at all on sales figures.
Joe Belfiore is Microsoft’s corporate vice president and director of Windows Phone Program Management and we refused to offer any data to Walt Mossberg at the conference in California. “We’re not talking about numbers yet,” he told Mossberg, according to a rough transcript hosted by All Things Digital, which runs the conference. “It’s just too soon to talk about numbers.”
Singing the praises of the platform however wasn’t a problem, as Belfiore was keen to point out that there are already almost four thousand applications available. He also said that functionality issues, such as the missing ‘cut and paste’ will be addressed soon, hopefully by early 2011. Quite why that was never added in the first place has stunned many people.
Some analysts aren’t that positive however. “Not all the stars are aligning for the Microsoft operating system the way it did for Google’s Android,” Ross Rubin, the NPD Group’s executive director for industry analysis, wrote in a blog. “First, whereas Verizon had a paucity of touch screen smartphones prior to the Droid, AT&T and T-Mobile are flush with them.”
KitGuru says: Is this an indication that sales figures are less than impressive? Its possible.