Till sometime back, people said Microsoft was a failure brand when it comes to smartphone market. Ironically, developments in the decent past have promised that Microsoft is soon to become the market leader in Windows mobile phones and applications. In this regard, Windows mobile app development has been assured a highly prospective future. Several ads published by Microsoft have come out highly interesting and alluring when the software giant shows how fast Windows mobiles can perform a task as against the other kinds of smartphone devices. While people might wonder whether Windows phones can beat iPhone, the answer is a big ‘Yes’. In terms of performance, Windows mobile has several added advantages, say the experts. The visible proof to this is the fact that Windows phone 7 has captured about 7% pie in the US market alone.
Symbian is seen diminishing. Nokia has entered into a mutually beneficial and much envied collaboration with Microsoft. Nokia has planned to infuse Microsoft’s Operating System in all of the smart phones manufactured by the firm. Market experts anticipate that the said coming together of these two titans will assure a prospective future to both the firms besides effectively challenging the other kinds of smartphones.
A major portion of the move taken by Microsoft is bent on giving quality. The performance comparison has proved that Microsoft’s device performance is the best when compared with the other bestselling smartphones. It is said that when given any particular task, Windows Phone 7 accomplished it faster by many seconds when compared with the performance of iPhone 4.
Talking in terms of HTML 5 mobile application development, we can say for sure that Microsoft is already an overwhelming winner. Microsoft’s main concern appears to be evolving new ideas and conducting an extensive research in order to give the customers better products and services. Let’s study the overall picture of Windows mobile development in the WP7 area.
Microsoft is said to be an upcoming platform demonstrating a fast growth. It is all set to capture the market very soon. This fact is alluring increasing number of Windows mobile app development professionals to join WP7. Though iOS and Android-based devices are at present showing a lead, majority opinion favours that Windows mobile development is catching up in a fast pace.
Microsoft has brought in a highly useful tool that enables developers transfer their software from iOS to WP7. Though you cannot compare this to a magic wand, this tool can certainly render the whole process of migrating a bit less complicated. One can say that this tool acts something like a dictionary that demonstrates how to write the methods, classes and notification events in WP7 equivalent. In addition, the tool also enables comparing between some sample C# codes and API documentations. We can mention three API that can be mapped including data management, Network and User Interface.
On account of featuring a highly sophisticated technical mind, now the WP7 keyboards can envisage the next word you might want to type. Interestingly, it can also sense when not to predict. Microsoft has ably evolved this feature in order to significantly increase the user’s typing efficiency. One of the striking parts of the whole thing is that the feature enlarges the next key that the user is likely to strike. This enables the right input of the letter. WP7 keyboard is designed to work efficiently on the language pattern and demonstrates that it clearly understands it.
In an interesting development, HTC Trophy has announced that it is all prepared to launch a world phone that works on Microsoft platform. In this device, global roaming is to be enabled and thus it means HTC Trophy is a highly portable device enabling people to stay connected being anywhere on the globe. Notably, it is the first WP7 device in the Verizon wireless arena. The phone is compatible with CDMA, EVDO Rev A, Quad-band GSM and Tri-band UMTS networks.
So, what next? We can see Microsoft turning an undisputed champion of the smartphone arena which can assure a highly promising future for Windows mobile development.