In 2012 I’ve again been awarded an MVP as a Windows Phone Development professional.
The last few months of 2011 have been very busy with client commitments and it looks like both January and February will be as well. Once I meet my commitments, I’m going to be turning my focus to figuring out a real-world strategy for the vision Microsoft has been projecting for the past few years “3 Screens and the Cloud”. With a hopeful beta of Windows 8 sometime in the first half of the year, Windows Phone 7.5 and the latest XBox 360 dashboard update there are a lot of things are going to be converging to create an eco-system like no other. My focus will remain on mobile devices, however having the software we build provide a cohesive experience across all the three delivery platforms with the cloud as a common denominator makes things very interesting.
Also, I have very high hopes for Windows Phone this year, especially after looking at upgrading my HTC HD7 to an HTC Radar on the T-Mobile Site. It was very interesting to see the ratings on the phones. First up was the Samsung Galaxy S II with a whopping 9 reviews. Then a Blackberry with two whole reviews, a couple of SIM cards which we can throw out but then the HTC Radar with 106 reviews and as you can see they are almost all 5 stars. So not only a very high review but a considerable number of folks are buying the devices!
Until we meet again!