While there’s still shockingly few details about the launch of the Windows Phone 7 platform, Microsoft has now at least revealed a list of manufacturers that will be producing the first set of Phone 7 handsets. The manufactures are Asustek, Dell, HTC, LG, and Samsung are all working on Windows Phone 7 devices, although you won’t be able to find names, technical specs, or pictures for any of these devices just yet.
Earlier this year, Microsoft changed the name of its smartphone operating system from Windows Mobile to Windows Phone, which honestly still sounds worse than Android, iOS, WebOS, or Symbian. But I digress. Anyway, the name change was more symbolic than anything else, as a sign that Microsoft was reinventing its mobile platform.
However, Windows Phone 7 faces an uphill battle against Apple’s iPhone 4, which is showing strong sales despite its much publicised antenna problems, as well as competition from new high-end Android handsets coming to market in the next few months. Then there is Symbian, which still accounts for over 40 per cent of the global handset market.
Do you think that Windows Mobile is a Good Rival of Android, iOS and Symbian ?