Welcome to this edition of Mobile Monday Madness! We wrap-up the latest mobile news so you can get on with your Monday. Today, we’re taking a look at the new Windows Phone 7 App design that has been presented by Microsoft and the new commercial released by Sony that looks to mock iPhone games.
A major part, if not the most important, of the modern smartphone market is that of apps and the eco-system that surrounds them. Apps have become what has driven major growth in the two most rapidly growing mobile operating systems, iOS and Android. Largely what pundits and other media are suggesting is that the success of the upcoming launch of Windows Phone 7 relies heavily on how well Microsoft can compete with the other two giants.
Microsoft has responded in a fashionable way by releasing a video showcasing how a golf scoring app will look on Windows Phone 7. It looks to favor the Zune/Windows Phone 7 style we have seen so far with the Metro look to everything. I have to say, I am rather impressed with the attention to detail seen in this demonstration and in the overall look and feel of Windows Phone 7.
While thinly veiled, Sony has released a new PSP commercial that is clearly taking shots at Apple’s iPhone. What does this mean, potentially? Well, this likely means that Sony now sees Apple’s iPhone and possibly iPad as competition, something they haven’t acknowledged before now.
In the commercial, they take pot-shots on the iPhone as not having good games, while the PSP has many quality games. While I could go into all defense mode on the iPhone, let’s just say that the devices appear to be marketed for different demographics and that the cost of games is vastly different than on the iPhone. Either way, has Marcus played some Angry Birds lately?
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