Verizon CEO: Windows Phone Will Beat Blackberry

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Verizon, US’s biggest carrier, has a CEO who thinks Microsoft’s Windows Phone will beat Blackberry.

The man in question, Lowell McAdams, said this to Goldman Sachs at Communacopia conference on Wednesday –

The carriers are beginning to coalesce around the need for a third ecosystem. Over the next 12 months I think it will coalesce and you will start to see one emerge as a legitimate third ecosystem. In my opinion, it’ll be between RIM and Microsoft, and I expect Microsoft to come out victorious.

We all know RIM’s attempt at a tablet, the Playbook, failed colossally. Their current strategy confuses me quite a bit. While it could be just me, I know people don’t look up to RIM anymore when they need an awesome smartphone. Android’s a rage, and Symbian is the alternative smartphone OS, apart from iOS (if we consider it as a smart OS in its current iteration, that is). Symbian is nearing its death, as we all know now. That leaves Android and iOS, and well, it does seem like the carriers think a third choice is necessary – for which, Windows Phone seems the strongest candidate.

Brilliant. Long story short? Windows Phone is most likely to emerge as the third OS in the race.

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