Monday, October 11, 2010
AT&T Debuts HTC Surround, LG Quantum, & Samsung Focus as Windows 7 Smartphones... Cellular VoIP to be mainstream in 2011?
Today, AT&T and Microsoft unveiled 3 new devices to run the new Windows 7 mobile operating system. The 3 include the HTC Surround, the LG Quantum, and the Samsung Focus; and the planned release date is during the 2010 holiday season.
With Windows Phone 7 devices hitting the marketplace, will cellular VoIP become more mainstream in 2011? We already saw Skype's ability to work over 3G on Android phones (albeit with a hack), and it's safe to say this capability will be uncovered with the Windows 7 phones.
On an Enterprise level, will the Windows 7 smartphones encroach on the territory currently shared by BlackBerry and the iPhone? The Windows 7 smartphones will obviously work with MS Exchange and could offer ease of use with an existing infrastructure. Time will only tell.