With the first 500 out of the way, it will be able to focus on really standing out and outgrowing its competitors. (See Why Windows Phone Will Beat Android and Windows Phone & World Domination.) It's already got a start, too. I wasn't at the official unveiling Tuesday in New York, but followed from afar, and a few improvements stood out to me.
Microsoft will have to continue to innovate on its OS -- not necessarily with 500 deep platform updates, but with a steady stream of improvements, updates and a few new "wow" features. Android and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) will no doubt continue to do this as well.
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile