A recent article in the New York Times shed light to an area where Windows Mobile might be getting weak in spite of their efforts to regain their position in the enterprise market. Windows Mobile has a rough and tough look and seems easy to handle. This is one reason they are used widely throughout the retail sector by couriers, in healthcare, and so on. All these handsets, however, run the old-style version of Windows Mobile – up to version 6.5 .

The article suggests that the developers could start choosing other options like Android to keep up with the modern technology and features. This will happen due to Microsoft ignoring the enterprise sector. While Microsoft keeps their stand by saying their applications are better served by its Windows Embedded platform, The New York Times indicates more smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy xCover is what the consumers are going for instead of a rugged looking old-style version smartphone.