Get ready for Microsoft’s big re-entry into mobile phones. With a new operating system dubbed Windows Phone 7, the software giant hopes to make a dent against the growing Android and iPhone market share.
Microsoft’s track record with smartphones has been dubious of late. Earlier this year, if you recall, it introduced the Kin smartphones, two products that were intended to be social-media powerhouses for tech savvy 20-somethings. But after just two months on the market, Microsoft killed the Kin due to slow sales.
I talked to WGN-AM 720′s Greg Jarrett about Microsoft’s prospects with Windows Phone 7, which will hit AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile stores in November. Click here to listen. Let’s hope Microsoft gives this product more time than it did the Kin, as early reviews appear favorable.