Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 07:00 PM
"This week I was attending Microsoft's TechEd conference and was covering Apple's WWDC remotely for a number of services. Strangely enough, both Microsoft and Apple seemed more focused on Google as a competitor than they were on each other. In fact, they seemed closer to embracing each other than I have seen them in a decade with Apple supporting Bing and Microsoft indicating that much of what they were showcasing would run on coming iPhone applications. There's a big battle ahead in the smartphone space and the artillery is put into place. Here is how the rivals stack up."
Rob Enderle sums up the pros and cons of each of the major smartphone offerings (and their backers) going into next year. I think it's a little flattering for WP7 to be included since it isn't on the market yet, but it's also a testament to the quality and usability of WP7 (what we've seen of it anyway) that its considered a contender. The only thing I think Rob is wrong on is the throwaway line at the end about HP and Palm - HP are already on record as saying they didn't buy Palm to get a leg up in the smartphone space.