Is Microsoft Late to Smartphone Market?

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With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft thinks it has a product to rival Apple’s iPhone. But is it too late?

The company has sent mixed signals. Darren Huston, cvp, consumer and online at Microsoft, speaking at the Monaco Media Forum, allowed that the tech giant is playing “catch up” but only “to some degree.” The Windows Phone 7 represents an advancement in many areas, he said.

“I’m pretty proud of our track record,” he said. “As a company we’re starting to get on the front foot again with innovation.”

Huston’s comments come as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the company is “early” to mobile.



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