Even though Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is telling the fact that Microsoftâ€™s Windows Phone platform will be the third mobile ecosystem after iOS and Android, industry leaders are still considering RIM and others are still in the race for the spot. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam considers Samsungâ€™s Bada, Microsoftâ€™s Windows Phone 7.5, or RIMâ€™s forthcoming QNX-based BlackBerry are the competitors.
The carriers are beginning to coalesce around the need for a third ecosystem,â€ said McAdam. â€œOver the next 12 months I think it will coalesce and you will start to see one emerge as a legitimate third ecosystem.â€
TechCrunch’s Jordan Cook thinksÂ it will be between RIM and Microsoft, and expect Microsoft to come out ahead.
Noting that messaging alone will not save Blackberry he observed “messaging in Windows Phone Mango is absolutely killer. Each contact is its own thread, and whether youâ€™re chatting it up on Facebook, in texts, in emails, basically anything, Mango threads it all together into one cohesive conversation. Add to that speech-to-text capabilities and Mango is an easy sell.”
MaybeÂ that’sÂ why 44% of buyers are considering Windows Phone 7 handsets…
(Note:Â The article has been modified to correct a misunderstanding about the attribution of a quote. Surur)