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Published: Mar 16, 2012
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2012
Despite a promising start to Windows Phone, a well thought-out user interface, and probably the best development experience of any mobile platform, we have seen several stumbles in the execution of the platform strategy by Microsoft and its partners. This makes us less optimistic about the future of the platform than we were in the last radar.
Windows Phone 7 has surprised even some of the long time critics of Windows platforms. After many failed attempts, Microsoft has managed not only to produce a mobile operating system that provides a user experience on par with the other major contenders in the space but also the development support to go with it. Microsoft is making Windows Phone 7 a viable competitor and another choice for a more integrated experience in the corporate arena. Whether it will be able to change adoption trends remains to be seen.