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Windows Phone Boss Terry Myerson on Microsoft’s Challenges, Android’s Messiness (Video)

Windows Phone head Terry Myerson is happy to talk about the limitations of his rivals.

From Microsoft’s way of thinking, the iPhone is too closed, and Android is too open.

Or, as Myerson puts it, Android “is still kind of a mess.” So why then is Windows Phone still struggling to expand beyond the single digits in market share?

Myerson did his best to address that, and more, while in the hot seat at D: Dive Into Mobile. He also foreshadowed more aggressive ads that take direct aim at rivals, as well as the need for Microsoft to better compete on price.

As for whether Microsoft needs its own phone, Myerson didn’t explicitly rule it out, but suggested that — for now, at least — Redmond is happy with the work being done by Nokia, HTC and others.

Here’s the full video of his chat with AllThingsD’s Ina Fried:


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