AT&T: Lumia 900 Exceeded Our Expectations – Windows 8 to Give Windows Phone BoostMay 17, 2012 2 Comments
The launch of Nokia’s Lumia 900 has exceeded expectations and Windows 8 will further boost the Windows Phone platform. This is according to Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T speaking at the JP Morgan technology conference.
He was quoted in saying the following about the Lumia 900 and Windows Phone:
I am really pleased with what I am seeing out of Microsoft and Nokia coming out with their first product. The operating system works really well. It is simple, it is easy to use, it is intuitive.
The reception to the Lumia launch has actually exceeded our expectations. So we think there is a very good chance that Microsoft will have a very good OS that will be right in there with iOS and Android.
When they come out with Windows 8 in the fourth quarter, I think it will actually add to the value that that OS brings to the marketplace, in that that will be the first time that you can truly have a similar experience on your PC, on your tablet, and on your smartphone from soft Microsoft. From what I have seen and the previews that I have been given, I think it is going to be exceptionally good. I am very upbeat in what they are bringing to the market.
It is a really good sign that AT&T feels that the Lumia 900 has sold better than expected. I also share his idea that Windows 8 will boost the Windows Phone platform. Millions will run and get Windows 8 at launch, at the same time getting users accustomed to the Metro design. If Windows 8 succeeds, Windows Phone sales will take a serious hike.