Microsoft Windows Phones Unveiled

October 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

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Software giant Microsoft has recently unveiled its own line of Windows based smart phones that is said to become available to consumers by the end of the year in more than 20 countries. The company said that it has partnered with mobile phone makers and carriers to come out with over 30 variants of Windows phones that will be running on the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.

The said Windows smart phones, according to the company, would be combining making calls, surfing the Internet and viewing videos all using the simplified Windows Mobile OS. Microsoft is heading towards the direction of getting some of its shares back in the mobile phone market that it has lost to other giants Apple and Google. Apple surely has gotten quite a foothold in the market with its widely popular iPhone while Google has recently gone to partner with mobile phone makers to carry its open source Android OS.

With its competitors actively working to improve their standings in the smart phone market, Microsoft has seen its own share dipping. In the second quarter, Microsoft saw only 9 percent of smart phones equipped with its operating system as compared to 12 percent the previous year. Apple on the other hand experienced a huge jump from 2.8 to 13.3 percent due to the popularity of its iPhone brand.

Google also has been offering its new Android OS for free to mobile makers and has secured a 2 percent market share in a matter of months. This is expected to grow further with more mobile phone makers trying to utilize the free and open source mobile OS on their newer smart phones.