Microsoft reinforces Windows Phone momentum at Mobile World Congress

In a post Monday over on The Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Communications Frank X. Shaw reinforced some of the announcements the company made earlier at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

On Sunday afternoon, we hosted a press conference where we reinforced the momentum we’re seeing for Windows Phone – the fastest growing mobile OS with 91 percent year-over-year growth. We announced we’re working with nine new Windows Phone hardware partners , including Foxconn, Gionee, Lava (Xolo), Lenovo, LG, Longcheer, JSR, Karbonn and ZTE as well as a collaboration with Qualcomm to help more manufacturers build Windows Phones faster,” Shaw wrote.

Also in the post, Shaw touched upon announcements made by Nokia’s Mobile Phone division at Mobile World Congress, including Nokia X, which will compete with Android devices in the affordable smartphone category and introduce Microsoft cloud services to a new breadth of customers.

There’s been lots of speculation about what this announcement means for Microsoft and about our pending acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business,” wrote Shaw, who went on to note that the acquisition is not yet closed and that Microsoft and Nokia will continue to operate as two separate companies until the acquisition is complete. Shaw closed by reinforcing that Microsoft’s primary smartphone strategy remains Windows Phone.

To read Shaw’s full post, head on over to The Official Microsoft Blog.

Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff