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Windows Phone Gets Some Love from The New York Times

In the run-up to the Consumer Electronics Show, the Gray Lady ran a long piece over the weekend on Windows Phone.

It's relatively light on news, other than not-for-attribution confirmation that Nokia planned to unveil a Windows Phone-based Lumia 900 today at CES.

But The New York Times got good access to Windows Phone principles, including Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson, about the development process for Microsoft's entry. Juicy details include a "cage match" meeting in Redmond in late 2008 after the iPhone had taken off. It was during that one marathon meeting that a Microsoft team basically decided that there was nothing in Windows Mobile worth saving.

The article, "The Critics Rave... for Microsoft," is available here.

Posted by Scott Bekker on January 09, 2012


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