Elop’s decision to focus solely on Windows Phone had one very important side-effect: the Maemo/MeeGo team was suddenly free from all the internal politics, and this meant that they could finally focus on building the best smartphone they possibly could. This phone would be end-of-life even before it appeared on the shelves, and it would have no future. It would be a last big hurrah, a last-ditch, all-in effort – and it resulted in a device that I think is one of the most beautiful pieces of technology ever conceived.
This seems like a good moment to highlight this unique masterpiece – because I’m finally getting one (my brother’s parting with his). The white version is the most beautiful piece of technology ever created.
It’s funny that the article you linked to says:
Personally, I’ve never drooled over a phone, or any sort of electronic device. I have never understood this obsession with cosmetics, and I’m not sure I ever will.
It seems that nerds were complaining about the booth babes at CES, while at the same time they like jizzing all over themselves looking at pictures and videos of inanimate objects. Its like if you happen to hold the looks of the opposite sex in high regard (at least to the point where you acknowledge that looks matter to some degree), you are labeled as shallow. But on the other hand, if you really don’t give a rat’s ass what your gadgets look like, there must be something wrong with you.
This kind of ass-backwards thinking has LITERALLY kept me up at night trying to figure it out. The only thing I can come up with is that I must have been born in the wrong era. I don’t belong here.
Edited 2014-01-14 23:20 UTC