Last week, Microsoft was a busy bee, as it had its annual Microsoft Developers Conference where it announced Microsoft Office for iPad, it unveiled some spanking new phones and even a peculiar, yet promising intelligent personal assistant, named Cortana, for its mobile OS. Sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it? Well, to be honest, the conference failed to keep us on the edge of our seats. Read on and we’ll tell you why that was.
Microsoft Developers Conference – The Gist of It
Windows Phone 8.1.
To be honest, Microsoft couldn’t find a more uninspiring name for its phone. We get why they chose it, because of the new Windows 8.1 operating system, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. The biggest improvement, or new feature, let’s call it, was Cortana, an intelligent personal assistant, a combination of Apple’s Siri and Google Now. You need to make a Microsoft account to activate it. Smart move, Microsoft!
Nokia’s Three Phones
Nokia released three new Windows phones at the Microsoft Developers Conference: the Lumia 930, the Lumia 630 and the Lumia 635. The 930 is Nokia’s flagship phone that is not really meant for the US market, so if you’re living in the US, you’re not going to see this one with any carriers. The 630 is the first Lumia with a dual-SIM, but it does come with only one SIM, it’s an option. Lastly, the 635 is a good and reliable, 4G capable and decent-priced Nokia Lumia Smartphone. Aside from Cortana, there is nothing spectacular about these three Windows phones.
To be honest, many people were not impressed, as Microsoft is miles behind in the tablet and phone market. What are your thoughts on the Microsoft Developers Conference? Are you impressed by any new updates from Microsoft? Were you expecting to see much more? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.