One of T-Mobile’s most popular families of handsets – in Europe, at least – is the MDA series, which is comprised of devices running on Windows Mobile.
So we can easily say that T-Mo and Windows Mobile had and still have a pretty good time together. But this may change soon, and WinMo could be dissed by T-Mobile in favor of Google’s Android platform.
According to ms mobiles, Reinhard Clemens, board member at Deutsche Telekom (the company that owns T-Mobile), declared: “Android will be a Windows of future”.
Even more, he said about Microsoft’s mobile platform that it’s not power-efficient and it “devours too much energy”. Also, Mr. Clemens praised Android for allowing mobile operators to stay relatively independent from hardware makers.
Sure, this does not mean T-Mobile will stop selling WM devices, but it’s clear that the international carrier does want to have more Android handsets rather than more Windows Mobile ones.
Of course, Microsoft has yet to release Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7, the latter which could finally bring multi-touch to WM handsets.
However, Android will also evolve, together with Apple’s mobile platform and with Nokia’s Symbian, so Microsoft surely has to work hard in order to keep its market share and its current partners – T-Mobile included.
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