Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Nov 2012 20:16 UTC
Microsoft Financial analyst Charles Sizemore predicts that over time, a persistent Microsoft will come to not only thrive but dominate in the mobile computing space, because Apple has no "moats" to prevent customer attrition and its insistence at heavily controlling the ecosystem will drive customers away, while Google's offerings are too "shoddy." It's a bold prediction, but I suppose betting on Microsoft to be persistent and build on its strengths is a safe bet. But will persistence and flexibility be enough?
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A converted WP8 user
by liamdawe on Thu 29th Nov 2012 21:38 UTC
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So I am hoping this guy is semi-right as I in the last few days have been converted from Android to Windows Phone. Semi-right because Android has a place and i don't want it to go away so I have an option to switch back in the future if I need to.

I've had 4 different Android handsets all have had major problems (G1, HTC something, San Fransisco (ZTE Blade) Galaxy S2 etc) with constant crashes/freezes and a sluggish interface.

I now have a Lumia 800 and I was shocked at how fluid it all is, there are certainly things it lacks but that's mainly down to apps and how new "Windows Phone" is, the phone itself is excellent and far better quality than most Android handsets i've played with (i played with most current gen Android phones in the shop before making my decision).

This is coming from a Linux user as well so I am in no way biased (i run FYI).

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