Microsoft will add Kin Studio-like features to Windows Phone Live to compete with Android

Microsoft to add KIN Studio features to Windows Phone Live

In an interview with Seattle Times, Aaron Woodman, director of the mobile communications business at Microsoft, shared some stats, detail and info about Windows Phone 7.

One little point which should cheer developers is that Windows Phone 7 users are pretty active on marketplace, with more than half of Windows Phone 7 users downloading an app per day.  Games were particular popular. If this trends continues, and the installed base increase, the challenge for developers will simply be to turn that appetite for apps into a revenue steam.

Aaron also noted that customer satisfaction for AT&T customers with Windows Phones were high, with 9 out of 10 users saying they would recommend the phone to some-one else.

“We feel really good,” Woodman said. “Long term we want to drive volume business. Short term we want people to recommend us.”

Part of Aaron’s strategy to get that volume is to enhance windowsphone.live.com, the Windows phone cloud service.

“We have a very, very small baby step with Windows Phone Live,” he said. “It’s definitely part of the road map to have enriched services that make the phone more meaningful, and the Web more meaningful,” such as Xbox Live and Windows Phone Live. That’s one way Windows Phone can continue to compete against Android, he said.

Read the full interview at Seattle Times here.

Thanks MobilePaddy for the tip.

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