Windows Phone 8 may become very popular with mobile operators according to a report from Rethink Wireless.
“Among the new capabilities are Data Sense, which seeks to address the strain on mobile data networks intelligently and therefore improve the user experience - and appeal to mobile carriers. This feature uses compression techniques to minimize data traffic loads and to offload to Wi-Fi where this is appropriate. It also automatically adjusts usage when a customer is close to his or her data limit.
These kind of features will be critical in consolidating Microsoft's bid to be the 'cellco's friend', providing a counterweight against Apple and Google, but also making devices which are kinder to cellular systems - once RIM's trump card in attracting carrier support for its network friendly handsets. Data Sense will be implemented in partnership with operators, the first public one being Verizon Wireless, which will support it in early 2013.”