Business strategies are subject to adjustments in purview of consumer requirements and its changing nature. Microsoft has been readjusting the policies on the same note. This time, it has modified the hardware specifications for its Windows Phone operating system. Microsoft recently released the new version of the operating system, Windows Phone 7.5 (also known as Mango). Preceding the release, it has changed the requisite for camera hardware from standard to optional.
The change implies that the manufacturers and developers can look forward to provide low-cost handsets. Unprecedented, it would further extend the consumer market for Windows Phone series quite considerably. In addition, the change would also attract significant user base from government offices as well as corporate sector. The stringent security policies in these segments often have narrow allowance for high-end handsets. The update shall also bring in lower-cost handsets.
Although, it can be termed as a promising business move, there are challenges that lie ahead. Maintaining the high user experience once the cheaper handsets reach retail markets is going to be one of them. Still, Microsoft can benefit from this advantage and take its Windows Phone 7.5 to the ever-growing markets of the developing economies, too. The well-thought move, aimed to multiply the number of users globally, seems apt to give competitors a hard time.
Following are the Windows Phone hardware specifications as defined by Microsoft –
• Hardware control buttons such as Start, Search, and Back
• Widescreen WVGA format display with 800 x 480 resolution
• Capacitive 4-point touch screen
• Support for network connectivity
• Minimum 256 GB of RAM
• Minimum 8 GB of flash storage capacity
• Front-facing camera
Windows Phone fans, who just waited for the prices to lower down, would be looking forward after the announcement. For complete details and other reports on Windows phone, visit the Microsoft website .