So far the Windows Phone platform has exactly impressed with the take up of the devices that are available. But the Mango update should tempt more consumers to give the platform a try, and now we have news that Windows Phone is to have LTE and dual-core capability soon.
According to Windows Phone unit boss Andy Lees, the company has achieved its first goal of becoming a credible force again in the mobile market. AllThingsD are reporting that Lees said the company is looking to become the number 3 platform, and to offer a good alternative to the iPhone and Android.
The company recently released its first major update to the Windows Phone 7 platform, called Mango. Microsoft are said to be feeling positive in the way the Phone 7 platform was shaping up compared to the competition.
So far there have been no handsets available that have support for LTE networks or have contained dual-core processors. Lees stated that both were coming and that if you put one of the Windows Phone 7 devices up against an Android dual-core model it would fair well.
He said that Microsoft isn’t against dual-core processors, but they wanted to wait until the software was better equipped to better use multiple cores. On the subject of LTE he said Microsoft waited until such networks could be supported without losing too much battery life.
Apparently Microsoft are already working on the next big update of the platform, and the company hasn’t yet decided if there may be another minor release before that becomes available. Some consumers who have given the Windows Phone 7 platform a try have been pleasantly surprised by it. As it progresses with new features it may indeed prove to be a worthy rival to the big two Android and iPhone.