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Microsoft Aiming for Dual-Core, LTE Phones

The first crop of Windows Phones may not be able to make the desired impression for what the company’s CEO Steve Ballmer hoping for. However, in such depressing moments, the Windows Phones President, Andy Lees said that the company still managed to become credible in the phone market with their Windows Phones despite lower sales.

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Lees, however, didn’t disclose the company plans for future overtly but confidently said that the company will soon come out as a prominent No.3 platform after Apple and Android. It is important to note here that Microsoft has recently released an updated version of Windows Phone 7, the Mango.

Speaking on the company’s approach, he stated:

We’re not making specific predictions but I think that our momentum is going to build. Our first (release) was about mindshare, and really getting the credibility, and I think (Mango) is really about starting to build unit volume and market share.


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While talking to online tech blog AllThingsD, Lees revealed that dual-core phones are in the pipeline, though, he seemed reluctant to disclose the exact time. He further claimed that the existing single-core Windows Phones are pretty much capable of performing well against the current dual-core Android phones.

“They’re all single core, but I suspect that they will be faster in usage than any dual-core phone that you put against it, and that’s the point,” Lees explained.

Andy Lees also told that LTE phones are also in the included in the company’s plan. However, it is not told when we will be able to see those new phones in the market. According to Lees, company is looking forward to probe down whether the less power-hungry phones support the faster LTE networks.

The first LTE phones were big and big [users] of the battery, and I think it’s possible to do it in a way that is far more efficient, and that’s what we will be doing.

Lees kept on saying that the company has high hopes for its recently released updated version of Windows Phone 7, known as the Mango. The updated version began to roll out few days earlier, but it was available to limited users early on but company assured that the update will be available to all users soon.

A proxy statement filed by the company earlier with Securities and Exchange Commission suggests that Microsoft had failed to collect the expected initial sales of its Windows Phone 7.

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