Microsoft Talks New Windows Phones, Their Prices And Common User Interface

Andrew Lees, President of Microsoft Windows Phone Division, took the stage at the 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference to talk about the future of Windows. Of course, being we will bring you the details that matter most about Windows Phone. Below we provide some great snippents of Andrew Lees’ presentation at the WPC 2011.

And, in fact, if you look even at the price of smartphones, a year ago all smartphones cost over $400 when they left their hardware manufacturer. Today, they’re down to about $200, and next year, a smartphone that can run something like Windows Phone 7 will actually be down to $100 to $150. So, you’re seeing a dramatic price reduction.

Andrew Lees states the above after mentioning how, when they showed off the new motherboard that will run Windows 8, you can have an entire computer system on a single chip now. Those same chips will not only be used in computers and laptops, but because of their small size will also be used in smartphones and more. The reduction of size in the chips and less material use will bring reduced prices of components all across the board. With a system on a single chip you pay much less than for a system that involves various pieces of hardware… Read More [via everythingwm]