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Windows Phone Head Touts Windows Phone 7, Criticises iPhone 4S & Android

Andy Lee, the president of Windows Phone division at Microsoft has touted Windows Phone and the Mango update while criticising Apple’s iPhone 4S.

Even though within barely 24 hours since it was unveiled, Apple received 1 million pre-orders of the iPhone 4S, Andy Lee commented that “From a pure hardware perspective, I was surprised they’re not giving the consumer more choice,” as told to The Seattle Times (opens in new tab). “People want a variety of things,” he added.

Lee also made some strong comments on Google Android platform which is dominating the market currently.

Calling them random, Lee said that some of the Android apps are great but not all of them. Thus, he thinks that Android is going through a “chaotic phase”.

Currently Microsoft is offering “Mango” updates for the Windows Phones that has some 500 tweaks and new features, which will help Windows Phones to combat Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android which are ruling the market now.

Despite putting continuous efforts and hardwork into their platform to make it one of the best in the market, the market share of the company’s smartphones has been dipping in the recent quarters.

Thus, Lee is hoping that the new broad number of hardware configurations for Windows Phone along with Mango and tight OEM and carrier relationship will definitely result into a growth in its sales figure.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.