LG Voices Some Concern Over Windows Phone 7
Microsoft has been less than forthcoming in regards to letting the public know just how sales of their Windows Phone 7 devices are coming along. We’ve seen some numbers, then found out those numbers were fudged to paint a better picture. We’ve seen Dell make a switch to Android for their next phone offering. And now LG is speaking up on the matter.
Without going into specificts, LG’s marketing strategy director, James Choi, was very open in a recent interview, stating: “From an industry perspective we had a high expectation, but from a consumer point of view the visibility is less than we expected.”
The Korean giant has been very open about investing in several new high end LG phones for 2011, with the main focus so far pointing towards Android. But that doesn’t mean that LG has given up on WP7 altogether. In fact, in the same interview, Choi mentions how he feels there is still a huge segment of the market that WP7 is perfect for. Whether or not those consumers are willing to make the jump to begin with is the real question. So far, it seems as though the answer has been no, they aren’t.