Andy Lees, President of Microsoft’s Mobile unit in an interview to Seattle Times said that when other platforms such as iOS and Android are making users to go in and out of the apps, Windows Phones makes them “flowing, almost singular experience”. When asked about their competitors,
On iPhone 4S,
Q:Â Do you think the iPhone 4S (running on iOS 5) gives you an opening? Do you think they missed an opportunity there?
A: Yes I do. I think, from an end user’s experience on the software, there’s a lot of interesting reviews written comparing us to iOS 5 and the amount that we’ve got done in 11 months â€” so some people (are) making comparisons of pace.
Perhaps the biggest comparisons people are making is our people-centricity. The more capabilities we add into our phone, the more delightful it becomes to use because you seem to have more at your fingertips without this clutter and confusion of the other platforms.
From a pure hardware perspective, I was surprised they’re not giving the consumer more choice. People want a variety of different things.
Q:Â What do you think about some of the things you’re seeing from Android this holiday season?
A:Â I think Android is heading down this chaotic phase. We want to enable OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), we want to enable operators, but we don’t want chaos.
If you’ve used some of the (Android) phones, some of them are great, but some of them are not great. But it’s random. And it feels like, with some of them, that you’ve had several cooks in the kitchen trying to bake different things with the same thing. Whereas we have much more coherency in the totality of what somebody gets when they buy our phone.
He also revealed that you can see variety of Windows Phones this holiday season at different price points even below $100 to higher end models with large screens, Dual LED flash,etc..
You can read more on hisÂ interviewÂ at Seattle times.