Randall Stross is buying the Microsoft revival story after talking to some leading iOS game developers:
I sought out iPhone software developers who have done well with iPhone apps to see what they make of Windows Phone. I was surprised that many are already adding titles for Windows Phone, despite the tiny market share.
"Microsoft has a perception problem. Everyone thinks of them as a distant third, but they've got a good product," says David Roberts, chief executive of PopCap, a games developer whose Plants vs. Zombies game is among the iPhone's top-grossing apps. The company just introduced its first Windows Phone game, Bejeweled Live.