It’s been a big week for Microsoft. At a press conference shrouded in mystery, the company announced its first tablet computer. Yesterday, it followed up by releasing details about its newest mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8. Since entering the mobile phone market, Microsoft has struggled to keep up with Android and Apple, but don’t count them out just yet. Though Microsoft lags behind its competitors in mobile device sales, Windows Phone 7.5 has an elegant easy to use interface and Windows Phone 8 will be very similar. The new OS will also be tied very closely to the desktop version of Windows 8 offering extraordinary integration between the Microsoft Office suite, Xbox 360 and Microsoft’s new Skydrive storage cloud. Apple creates such a media storm that it’s easy to forget that over 90% of personal computer users live in a Windows world. And seamless integration between phone and PC could make all the difference for Microsoft.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 21, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).