HTC announced they would be running Windows Phone 7 operating system from day one of its launch. The new operating system certainly has it perks, however packed with its own restrictive conditions. With all these restrictions imposed on the new release of operating system by Microsoft giving users so limited options to change and modify, will HTC continue to favour Windows Mobile market for long?
Add, add and add, but no change
Eric Lin, HTC’s PR and community manager while revealing the Windows Phone 7 details said there are several restrictions imposed by Microsoft on the new operating system for its mobile phone platforms. Like, the core applications cannot be changed or deleted. One other feature, which can cause some readers to squint, is that the new operating system also restricts the change of skin on top of the operating system; this has come to a surprise because HTC has always allowed skin change to add a personal touch to each mobile user. What is flexible mostly is the ability to add, like add titles to the not to be changed Microsoft homescreen. Regardless the operating system is much awaited and reviewers looking forward to do an autopsy the benefits ad restrictions more in detail.
HTC continue being Microsoft Windows Mobile leader?
HTC is very optimistic about the Windows Phone 7 even after they revealed the limitations imposed by the OS manufacturer. The company does fear if these restrictions can effect on the current top rating their products have been receiving even after the new Windows Phone 7 is released with new HTC products in the market. The company also announced that they will not releasing HTC wildfire with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 systems. The company is currently in the process of upgrading their current smart phones with Android 2.2.
Windows Phone 7
Microsoft had unveiled their new mobile OS during the Mobile World Congress 2010, held on February 15th this year in Barcelona and announced they will be releasing their new mobile phone operating system in October 2010. Right from the beginning Microsoft was quite certain that they will be redesigning the user interface, called “Metro” making it not possible for their partners to either modify or replace any of the default functionality it will coming out with. They will also be strictly controlling the hardware as well any type of integration with other systems the operating system will run on. Andy Lee, Microsoft’s Senior Vice President of mobile communications, did announce while unveiling the preview in February this year that the operating system will use Internet Explorer mobile on the new Windows Phone 7, however it will not support Adobe Flash, due to some performance issues, at least during the launch and the users might have to wait a while a update or fix is released.
Some could see the undervaluing or not hyping the Windows Phone 7 could be a blessing, and if we bypass the initial discomfort of not able to change features that we are most used to, the new operating system could be packed with time saving and great performance capabilities.