Microsoft: we’re third place with Windows Phone, not afraid of BlackBerry


Microsoft has focused on Windows 8.1 this week at its Build developers conference, but the company has a few sessions on Windows Phone too. Speaking to The Verge on Wednesday, senior Windows Phone product manager Larry Lieberman outlined the company’s perspective on Windows Phone 8’s progression. “We think we’re solidly the third ecosystem right now,” says Lieberman. “That’s a huge announcement in some respects.” In fact Windows Phone overtook BlackBerry in May, but it’s still very much a two-horse race with Android and iOS dominating.

Lieberman isn’t worried about BlackBerry though. “I don’t think they can bring to the table some of the things we have,” he says. “The fact like we’re delivering across such a different set of price…

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