EE in the UK says that Microsoft needs to do more to support Windows Phone

EE in the UK says that Microsoft needs to do more to support Windows Phone
Just a couple weeks after Nokia’s VP of Application Development expressed concerns over the pace of development Microsoft is putting into Windows Phone, the largest carrier in the UK expressed some frustration with Microsoft as well.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee expressed excitement over the user experience of Windows Phone, but felt that Microsoft was not offering enough support to market the platform.

Windows Phone has enjoyed strong support in the UK, with market share more than doubling over the past year to about 9%. Microsoft has been putting together exclusive Windows and Windows Phone “zones” with various retailers and carriers around the world.

Now, Mr. Swantee is not saying anything we do not already know, and in fact, he may be passively expressing frustration with Microsoft’s and Nokia’s recent deal with Telefonica, scoring that carrier an exclusive deal with a 64GB rendition of the Lumia 1020. Meanwhile, Microsoft is not making any apologies, “Windows Phone is the fastest growing platform in the UK. Our focus is on building this constantly growing customer base and driving user satisfaction. Working closely with all our operator partners in the UK and across the globe is key to driving growth and satisfaction.”

Microsoft can, in no way, claim to not be aware of the pace the mobile sector is moving. Of course, trying to develop while the whole company itself is undergoing a massive reorganization is probably not helping matters that much. No doubt EE, like most other established carriers, are eager to see the two gorillas in the room get taken down a notch or two to keep the sector exciting.

source: Mobile Today via WMPoweruser



1. papss unregistered

I agree with what he is saying... M$ has a good product that they need to foster if they really want to score a number two spot at some point and if they are okay with 3rd place forever why do it. I truly love the platform and hope they continue forward and beyond third space.

2. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

True, i love the OS but i hope they don't add a new "excited" feature such as kids corner, i was thinking, 'is this it?' i was dissapointed by the improvements from 7.5 to 8 but well see what GDR3 and Blue brings :) Greetzz.

3. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Bring on some Lumia phablets Nokia

4. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

It would also help if microsoft was not STUPID, there syncing software is still Zune???? WHY. It should be windows phone software. If they cannot fix this what else dont they care about.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


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