Senior Windows Phone product manager Larry Lieberman added, "We think we're solidly the third ecosystem right now. That's a huge announcement in some respects."
Windows Phone overtook the share of the dead BlackBerry brand last month. When asked about BlackBerry, which once dominated the market, Lieberman said, "I don't think they can bring to the table some of the things we have. The fact that we're delivering across such a different set of price points to such a large audience."
Microsoft has also decided to take on Google head-on for the low-end emerging markets, announcing the Nokia 521, a device that will sell for $150 off-contract.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 27 Jun 2013 21:02