Microsoft’s Windows Phone boss, Joe Belfiore, recently stated in an interview that the Windows Phone platform is indeed small, but its definitely growing fast. In fact, Belfiore stated that Microsoft is moving quickly with the platform, but in ways that are less visible to consumers.
“The work we are doing is valuable, and a lot of people aren’t aware of it,” Belfiore stated. In response to the low market share, Belfiore stated, “We’re small, but growing fast. We’ll take it.” Belfiore isn’t kidding, as Microsoft has been on a roll with updates to the platform, with GDR2 being released and GDR3 being announced earlier today. Microsoft has also made the GDR3 update available to developers today.
However, new features are nice and dandy but Belfiore reiterates that the biggest issue for the platform is the lack of key apps. He believes, and so do many of us, that the best thing Microsoft or its partners can do to grow the Windows Phone market is to release key apps to create a more attractive platform.
Windows Phone may be outselling the iPhone in India and Latin America, but it has sustained a single digit market share percentage in the United States. The GDR3 update is set to bring support for larger Windows Phone devices powered by 1080p displays and quad core processors.
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