Windows Phone 7 to make iOS and Android look outdated says Nokia's president

Windows Phone 7 to make iOS and Android look outdated says Nokia's president
Nokia president and head of North American operations, Chris Weber (no, not the former NBA star) has laid down the gauntlet. In an interview yesterday, the Nokia executive said that Windows Phone 7 makes iOS and Android look outdated. Weber says the big difference between the platforms is that while iOS and Android are built around apps, Windows Phone 7 is built around a user's contacts making things easier and quicker with some functions requiring fewer steps.

For example, with iOS and Android, if you want to send a message to someone via a tweet, you first open up your Twitter app. With Windows Phone 7, using live tiles, you click on the person who you are sending the message to and then decide how you are going to send it. And the Mango update will allow many actions to be controlled by simply using your voice. Nokia says this ends up in fewer steps required to send your message.

Nokia has its biggest marketing campaign ready to move when its new Windows Phone 7 models are ready to be launched. Weber says these launches will happen "in volume" during 2012. What needs to happen in volume is sales of Nokia phones. The Finnish based firm has lost its place on top of the global smartphone market to Apple and Nokia is counting on Microsoft's mobile OS to regain the crown. Will a Mango-updated Windows Phone 7 be able to make iOS and Android look outdated? Check the video below, showing some of the VentureBeat interview with Weber.

source: VentureBeat via readwriteweb

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45 Comments

1. dan_md

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2010

Looking forward to this. Let's see if it will retire my Symbian phone (Nokia N8) sooner than expected.

6. rye unregistered

I like my N8 so much :) i will replace it with wp7 phone is it will also have 12mp camera that can shot good photo's..

17. N8 proud owner unregistered

That is exactly the same thing i said. they ned to make a Dual-core WP7 version of the Nokia N8 - keeping the looks and the camera of the current phone!

31. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

That's my desire exactly :)

43. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

I totally agree with you guys

44. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

TOTALLY GUYs!!! Me TOO! WOW :) «.____.»

24. Pirate unregistered

U know windows phone 7 already makes both look outdated, no seriously it looks from the future and never lags, plus each action comes with a nice eye satisfying animation, the OS feels dynamic like it has flow, unlike just tap me to hell iOS with brick walls every where, and supermarket grade android with a cheap code under all that layering. From my experience with all i think Mango will make both outdated, but the current version is still not usable i tried it, but with mango u got groups and lots of features which at last make it usable. iOS fans just please stop this mockery and judge every device out there, what now u fell in love with a company ? Its not ur parent or relative, just test and see whats there ur a consumer u should buy whats better for u not start loving companies, in the end they just want ur hard earned cash. Android fans, stop looking like geeky programmers because u are not u ( some are) but most try to show that they are geeks while they are not, if u are then u would have known by now that android's code is full of holes and gaps, its just too cheap and badly constructed that u have to fix the highest spec to get some decent performance. Best regard.

45. Another Pirate unregistered

Every OS has its own Pros and Cons but seriously have you ever used iOS(iPhone/iPod) or Android (Samsung Galaxy) before other than playing with it in Best Buy / Saturn /Media Mart

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

hahahahahahaahahahahahahahah keep dreaming

3. pete7625

Posts: 86; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

A little confident, are we?

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah, when things aren't selling now, the only thing you can do is talk up the future. Anyone remember when Palm hit the wall? Things sound rather similar. 600,000 units/quarter is not anywhere near to 500,000 units/day.

4. jura21

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 20, 2011

as for twitter, android has widgets to send a tweet right from homescreen....and iOS 5 has twitter integration as well....i think nokia lives in their own dreamworld.... they might be talking about making android 1.6 or iOS 3 outdated.....

20. Amazed unregistered

Common, you're repeating just what weber stated... going to twitter app first, instead of going to the person/contact. I'm not saying you're right or wrong, but I really hate people talking non-sense. Why not taking enough time to understand the blog first and then give a better opinion?

38. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

So you're saying you would have to make a twitter contact and then tweet to it? Or would you have to use your twitter tile? I see the tiles just like an app. You still have to choose something to get somewhere either way. The contact integration as far as messaging is concerned is very cool, but while simplicity is great, it also makes it harder to personalize/customize a device and have more options to get things done the way you want. Each OS is perfect for certain people in certain situations. I get so sick of all the constant flaming towards fanboys of each OS. To Each His Own!

39. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

No, he's saying that if the person has a Twitter account, the option to send him a tweet would be accessible from the native OS contact list, rather than through the Twitter application. In WP7, you can click on somebody from your contact list, and the option to call, text, email, write on their Facebook wall, etc. is available right there.

27. Pirate unregistered

Maybe you are outdated :) watch a full Mango review then you might understand, or maybe you won't, depends on your stubbornness and love for other companies.

5. AbsentbebniM unregistered

Next thing they'll be saying is that with WP7 they'll make a new N-Gage to make the Sony Xperia Play look outdated...

7. Heatfan316 unregistered

Meego could make android look outdated, but windows 7, don't make me laugh, as for iOS that won't be to hard for them, iOS is still so 2007.

8. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Talking sh*t about a product you have never used or experienced??? that is sad and unacceptable.

9. pete7625

Posts: 86; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

You must be the one with the red thumbs. Save your sob story for someone who cares.

12. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yea, because somebody caring about your sob story makes your story more valid, pete. Luis is right regarding this topic; if you have a little bit of experience with WP7, you would understand what Chris Weber is saying about better integration. If you don't understand the topic, then you are the one that should save your sob story. Tired of people on these forums that are incapable of being even a little objective.

10. Yianni unregistered

Yeah, they plan on making everyone look outdated with so out of this world tile design which gets boring after about 5 seconds. Proof is in the pudding and WP7 sales have been disappointing and not gaining any traction at all... They need cheaper handsets and less restrictions on hardware to make that possible.

11. Mr. Right unregistered

No offense to andriod n iphone lovers here, but we have to admit that Nokia phones r rly high quality right. Compare to company like Samsung,LG,HTC,Moto nokias quality control is way better. Nokia is just a step bhin while other companys rush out their products but rly r sort of incomplete. BTW i use n andriod phone n use an itouch n ipad,mac :) ITS NOT WAT U USE THAT MATTERS, ITS HOW U USE :)

32. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Damn I really hate when people can't type the whole words like "are", "really", etc. ... It's sooo ... blah.

13. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Why do android and apple fanboys troll so much? Why do you guys feel so unsure about your phones and rip on news about WP7?

16. snaggly

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Screw you android is by far the best OS. Just look at our market share. I can put in custom roms and over lock it and I can steal music and apps so I never gave to pay for anything. Plus it has FLASH!

23. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

lol sniggly, i agree with you there, but you know, windows phone 7 IS pretty impressive, but not a threat to android YET. who knew when android was launched that it would take over iOS's crown. same thing could happen to us, but i hope it doesn't.

25. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Dont worry, WP7 will not bring Android down at all. I predict that WP7 wont get more than at most 5 % market share worldwide. Though you should watch out for bada, because bada might be a threat to Android. I predict that bada vill be number 3 in terms of market share in 2015.

29. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

bada?! ahh, don't make me laugh :DDDD

28. Pirate unregistered

Android is the chinese version wana be of iOS, tried both. But if u understand code then u have to look a little under Android's skirt to see how full of holes it is, its just un trust worthy and not really polished. I even dare say iOS is better its uses hybrid linux unlike android using normal linux kernel, and they stack neater and better than Android.

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