Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone 8 launches this fall, and Smith Micro has added a new piece to its line of QuickLink broadband connection manager solutions to address connectivity for Windows 8 devices.
The company unveiled QuickLink MiTile, which allows network operators to quickly integrate Windows 8 connection management features into their existing device portfolios, while also allowing them opportunities for upselling and enhancing customer quality of service.
According to Smith Micro, QuickLink MiTile benefits operators in three ways: integrating with an operator's billing system; collecting local connectivity performance data from the device; and enabling built-in support for mobile hotspot devices.
The Windows Phone 8-friendly solution arrives just as new devices based on the operating system are becoming available. While Windows Phone 8 is no iOS or Android, and has a long way to go even with the considerable backing of Microsoft, Smith Micro seems to recognize that mobile carriers have to be ready to support the advancing connectivity needs of all the devices they offer, not just the most popular ones. Perhaps the knowledge that QuickLink is able to enhance Windows Phone 8 device connectivity might help a few more of the new smartphones work their way into the market.
- read the Smith Micro release
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