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5 things you may have missed about Windows Phone

Christina DesMarais | Jan. 9, 2012
Microsoft's mobile operating system has been getting a lot of buzz among the media and consumers ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- some good, some not so good.


A Microsoft executive has admitted Windows Phone was a response to the iPhone. Apple Insider is calling out quotes from the same New York Times article promising the debut of the Lumia 900 this week at CES. The story quotes a Microsoft executive as saying that Apple created a sea change in the industry and once the iPhone exploded into the marketplace, Microsoft executives knew that their aging Windows Mobile software couldn't compete so they decided to scrap it and start again from scratch.

What's your take? Will Windows Phone become a third ecosystem on par with iOS and Android? Would you appreciate a feature on your phone that could help you avoid unsafe areas?


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