Stephen Elop calls the Nokia Lumias "first real Windows Phones", all others hedging their bets

Stephen Elop calls the Nokia Lumias "first real Windows Phones", all others hedging their bets
Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop has never been shy about why his company went with Windows Phone instead of the more prolific Android platform. Because Ballmer sent me on a secret mission, he was quoted saying.

We kid, but in his freshest interview Mr Elop boldly claims that the Lumias are the "first real Windows Phones", since Nokia is giving the WP platform its undivided attention, the best design, camera and apps it can produce. One can argue about the best camera, as it's what we have in the Nokia N8, plus the design came straight from the work on the Nokia N9 with MeeGo, but he is probably right about the Nokia Windows Phones going forward.

Nokia's CEO also said that the other competitors in the Windows Phone space are not as serious about the platform as Nokia is, and that "there is a lot of hedging going on in the industry". That stone goes right into Samsung's garden, which produces phones with three mobile operating systems, and is looking into creating a new one.

The most important part, however, was mentioned to be getting the sales people in carrier stores knowledgeable and excited about the platform, and we couldn't agree more with that statement from Mr Elop. With the rumored $130 million marketing push just behind the Lumia 900, which includes incentives for AT&T's sales people, Nokia and Microsoft might be on the way to change the reps' perception about Windows Phone.

The other interesting tidbit was that Nokia has deployed more people than any other mobile phone company, the CEO claimed, who are meeting with developers worldwide, and are converting many who wrote apps for Symbian, to start developing for Nokia Windows Phones.

source: Wired via SlashGear

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