Microsoft not aiming for fewer Windows Mobile powered devices (?)

Remember when we quoted Todd Peters from a New York Times article, claiming that we should expect less Windows Mobile devices, as Microsoft does not want to have its efforts diluted over too many devices?

Well, according to TamsWMS and the reply they got from Microsoft Austria, the above statement is not that accurate.

This is what Microsoft Austria replied to TamsWMS when asked about the New York Times article:

We are always working on new versions of the OS and always looking for ways to improve our products with our partners. Microsoft will be focusing on building out the quality of the Windows Mobile experience, investing more in working with its partners to ensure the best hardware-software integration. While this may result in fewer phone models, Microsoft will continue working with our partners to innovate on the Windows Mobile platform.

Microsoft is committed to continued innovation of the Windows Mobile platform. Our goal continues to be working together with you to deliver exciting experiences to end users. The implication in The New York Times that Microsoft will limit the number of Windows Mobile devices is not accurate. In an interview with the paper, Todd Peters stated that Microsoft would be focusing on building out the quality of the Windows Mobile experience, investing more in working with its partners to ensure the best hardware-software integration.

This clear things nicely and as it seems, for Microsoft quantity doesn’t necessarily means less quality. Now, we just have to wait for Mobile World Congress for some of those innovations to be unveiled.

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