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IUGO’s Sarah Thomson Puts WP7 in 2nd Place in 4-Way Mobile Battle

January 26, 2011 No Comments


Developers are loving the Windows Phone platform. Sarah Thomson from IUGO Mobile Entertainment has written an article breaking down the 4 largest Mobile OS’s. She then went on to give each a grade…

  • Iphone:    8/10
  • Android :    4/10
  • Blackberry:    4/10
  • Windows Phone 7:    7/10

The new (reborn) kid on the block, Microsoft did a lot of things right when it launched the platform late last year. There are sleek and powerful handsets from a few manufacturers, the integration of Xbox Live is smart, and there's great support for game developers.

IUGO had two launch titles supported by Microsoft: Implode! and Zombie Attack! Second Wave. And our development team found the OS so delightful to work with, we've released an additional four titles ourselves. Early sales are modest but this is a marathon, not a sprint. We feel optimistic about Windows Phone 7, and hope to continue supporting it.

In the medium term, I hope to see Windows Phone 7 take the middle ground in between Apple and Android; balancing out Apple's restrictive, closed environment with Android free-for-all open platform.

Microsoft's focus on gaming makes us sparkle and giggle with joy. The notion of convergent gaming with the implementation of Xbox Live is an awesome strategic and forward-thinking move. IUGO has embraced Windows Phone 7, and hopes the platform thrives so we can too.

 You can read what she thinks of the other platforms here.

Source: Pocketgamer


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