Despite being a devoted Microsoft and Windows fan since age five, my first four smartphones were the first four iPhones (1, 3G, 3GS, 4). I don’t think I need to explain how amazing the first iPhone was compared with the competition at the time. However, after four generations of it I was bored. What was exciting me was what I was seeing coming out of Redmond in the form of Windows Phone 7.
Here I am almost four years and three handsets down the road and today I made the decision to leave the platform and return to iPhone. It’s basically been death by 1,000 cuts…
I went along with Windows Phone 7.x – heck, I imported an HTC HD7 from the US to The Netherlands on release day (it eventually took Microsoft like 18 months to launch in The Netherlands). I also went along with Windows Phone 8.
And I, too, am done. Bitten too many times by Windows Phone’s “just wait for the next version”. No more.