In Review: Windows Phones

Tech giant Microsoft arrived a little late to the smartphone party dominated by the Apple iPhone and the myriad devices powered by Google's own mobile operating system, Android. Whereas Apple is a pioneer that Google sought to emulate before these two tech giants started the war for global smartphone supremacy, Microsoft took a different approach to the Windows Phone.

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In Latin America and other world regions, smartphones powered by the Windows mobile operating system are gaining in terms of market share. It so happens that many users in Latin America have replaced their desktops with mobile devices powered by the Windows Phone OS, and the reason for this is that they are likely to be new smartphone buyers who like the specs, features, display, and apps available in this particular platform, more so than Android and iOS.

Windows-powered smartphones are increasingly being marketed to first-time buyers who trust the Microsoft brand. In a country like Costa Rica, for example, new smartphone buyers are likely to save up their cash so that they can get their hands on a high-end Nokia Lumia that is more powerful than their old PC. They may not forego the use of desktop entirely, either: Internet cafes are common in Costa Rica, and they are likely to be equipped with Windows PCs, which makes them attractive to Windows Phone users who want to quickly sit down and synchronize apps or documents.

Even users who may not be Microsoft fanatics enjoy the familiarity of the Windows Phone OS, which features apps and specs that are similar to the classic desktop environment. The stylish design of the user interface, which utilizes colorful tiles and crisp text labels, looks great on just about any mobile display.

An obvious advantage of a Windows Phone device will always be its compatibility within the Microsoft ecosystem. Now that Microsoft has gone into the business of manufacturing quality hardware such as combination laptop/tablet solutions, people are more attracted to the idea of a Windows Phone that can seamlessly interact with computers, Xbox video game consoles, tablets, etc. This is no different than an iPhone getting along better with Apple products, with the exception that there are far more Windows devices to interact with. In the end, Windows Phones have matured into serious contenders in the battle for smartphone supremacy, and the users who will continue to acquire them will include first-time buyers as well as Microsoft fans. and more than 25 hours of battery life. Consumers prefer the BlackBerry Leap over other models because they desire a large screen. The cost of the device is $199 directly from BlackBerry. Shoppers can invest in any of the previously mentioned devices depending on their preferences. They all have positive reviews from BlackBerry enthusiasts who have tried them.