There have been many Windows Phone 7.5 reviews but ones from the financial community are interesting in their own right, as lack of confidence in Microsoftâ€™s ability to execute has depressed their stock price for a decade, despite tripling revenue and doubling profits over the same period.
In the above video Rich Jaroslovsky, Bloomberg News columnist, reviews the OS and finds a lot to like.Â He particularly liked App Connect, a new Mango feature, and also found the voice command better than that on Android.
He concludes that Windows phone 7.5 Mango makes Microsoft relevant in the smartphone world again, saying:
Microsoft still has a long way to go to catch up with Apple and Google, and as this weekâ€™s announcement of the latest iPhone illustrates, theyâ€™re hardly standing still. Windows Phone 7.5, though, at least confirms that Microsoft is pointed in the right direction.
Maybe, with Appleâ€™s fumble, that is part of the reason why Microsoftâ€™s share price is up 2% today.
Read his full review at Bloomberg here.
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