While Windows Phone may not have a large market share at this point in time, it is certainly getting a lot of attention lately. When Microsoft inked the deal with Nokia to use the Windows Phone platform exclusively on their premium devices, it showed that Microsoft was going all out to force its new platform into the market.
Motorola mobility, who currently uses Android for its premium devices, is now saying that it would be willing to ship Windows Phone based devices if it could get a similar deal to Nokia, according to Business Insider.
What would such a deal look like for Motorola? If the Nokia deal is the base, then Motorola would be wanting $2 billion dollars in marketing assistance, the ability to customize the software and get an early look at upcoming updates to the platform.
The deal is certainly sweet and it would be hard for any company to turn down $2 billion dollars to help sell their own products. While it would it appear this deal is not as likely to happen as Motorola does not have the same mobile presence as Nokia, it does represent a shift in the Motorola mentality of only backing Android.
While the deal may never see the light of day, it does show that major players are starting to see the light with Windows Phone. While the platform doesn’t have the market share of its competitors, it is about to release a major update ‘Mango’ that will dramatically enhance the platform.