People give me a lot of shit for saying that Windows Phone, in its current incarnation, is not a smartphone platform I’d recommend to others. In fact, every time I write about a Nokia Lumia device I get pelted with comments from mentally ill fanbois who say things like “you should never write about phones again” or “you’re saying all these bad things because you want Nokia to fail”. So with that in mind, let me present you with a video review of the Lumia 900 done by Steve Litchfield, who writes for All About Symbian, All About Windows Phone, has a weekly video podcast called “The Phones Show“, and a weekly audio podcast called “The Phones Show Chat“. I’m a big fan of Steve’s work, and though sometimes I don’t agree with his opinions, I consume nearly every bit of content he produces because he’s what I would consider a genuine expert when it comes to the mobile industry.
Now the Nokia N9 was a beautiful device that ran an amazing operating system that got prematurely executed. The Lumia 800, which was based on the N9, was just a tad bit uglier since it shipped with a smaller screen and those three hideous capacitive buttons on the bottom of the device. And finally the Lumia 900, the most bastardized version of the N9, it’s … yea, just watch the video above.
Let me set the record straight, I love good ideas and I love seeing companies compete. When Windows Phone 8 comes out in five months time, I can’t wait to see how it stacks up to iOS 6 and whatever the hell Google calls their next version of Android. If Microsoft can impress the world enough to drive up their market share, then great, if they can’t, well, don’t blame me for telling people to buy something like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or an Apple iPhone.