Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Dec 2014 17:42 UTC

I have a confession: I'm the proud owner of an iPhone 6. In fact, it's now my full-time device. After using Windows Phone on and off since its introduction in 2010, I've grown frustrated enough to give up and switch back to iOS fully.

I'm the resident Microsoft expert here at The Verge, and for years I've switched between Android, iOS, and Windows Phone to check out new apps and how each platform is progressing, but it's now clear Windows Phone is being left behind. I'm not alone: Ed Bott, a fellow technology writer, has also given up on Windows Phone, and Microsoft has left its loyal customers frustrated by focusing on iOS and Android. Microsoft may have made some significant changes to Windows Phone this year with the 8.1 update, but like the many previous versions and updates I'm still left waiting for more. I'm through waiting.

I was a loyal Windows Phone user from day one - bought a 7.x device on launch day, and an 8.x device on launch day - but it's clear to just about everyone by now that the platform has failed. I doubt there is much of a future for Windows Phone as a separate entity. Windows-proper on PCs will continue to do well, but Windows on phones and tablets is starting to look more and more dire by the day.

With the Nokia purchase, Windows on phones/tablets may well be Microsoft's biggest financial blunder in its history.

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by bob_bipbip on Thu 11th Dec 2014 18:18 UTC
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Please, someone can explain me why choose wp8 over ios / android / bb10 / jolla?
Yeah, I know, the ui is cute, but it's like choosing a car because the horn makes a nice noise???
Apps? No, all above is better, if you consider android vm on jolla and bb.
Integration? Ios
Choice of device? Android
"openness"? Disregard I suck cock lol.
Effectiveness of ui? Maemo/meego/jolla
Maps? Here is available on every platform / osmand/waze / ios plan/ gmaps
Office? Android and ios (and others too, android vm)
Because nokia? Seriously, nokia fanboys KNOWS that lumia are not "that" reliable compared too old one. And too bad, nokia care is shit.
Effectiveness of the os? Bb10 and jolla.
Snowden compatible? Jolla
I dunno lol....

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