Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Already in the Works?
Probably not. To think that a company like Microsoft isn’t already thinking about Windows Phone 8 is short-sighted, but then again, to hear that they may be already working on it is another story entirely. There’s a job ad that’s bringing all of this up, and while the ad’s title notes Windows Phone 7, the body of the text clearly states that the focus of the new position is on the “next version of Windows Mobile.”
Now, we can see where Windows Phone 8 might be the “logical” conclusion to take from this job ad, but we aren’t going to bite. Why? Because Windows Phone 7 isn’t out yet, and that means that this ad is more than likely still talking about the “next version of Windows Mobile.” And that would be Windows Phone 7. The story would be completely different if, for example, Windows Phone 7 was already release, for sure, but it isn’t.
The ad’s the general kind that you’d find from a company looking for a Customer Experience Engineer: they want someone who will put the customer first, and create a product that makes those customers happy. Essentially. The ad’s clear statement is that the customer is first, and would lead us to believe that Microsoft is genuinely making Windows Phone (7) far more consumer-friendly, rather than business-oriented. Still, just to ask the question, is Microsoft already working on Windows Phone 8? What do you think?