Stephen Elop was much criticized when Nokia announced that they would go all-in with the Windows Phone platform. The move was very controversial; no one imagined Nokia not owning the platform they would ship with their phones. Some people, among those who knew abandoning Symbian was the right choice, argued that going Android would have been better. Then MeeGo came along and even more controversy raised as Nokia could have used MeeGo as their main platform.
It’s now been almost eight months after Nokia and Windows Phone became official; and today, it seems to have been the heck of a play from Elop and Nokia. Why not Android? Well, who wants yet another Android handset? The Motogoogle deal is also a warning sign for those manufacturers who put all their eggs in the open source platform. What about MeeGo? That’s not a mature ecosystem that is proved to work. That leaves WP as Nokia’s best choice. Why do I say that MeeGo is not mature enough? Am I implying that Windows Phone is a mature, competitive, and maybe better alternative to competitor’s offerings? Well….
“WP7 has caught up with Android and iOS in nearly every way, and in some areas it’s even surpassed the other two in functionality.” –Engadget WP Mango Review
“Second best to iOS”
–Gizmodo Mango Review“It is, quite easily, the most aesthetically attractive mobile OS out there today.” –HuffPost Mango Review
“Microsoft’s platform can go toe-to-toe with Android and iOS in terms of looks, capabilities and sheer joy of use.” –IntoMobile Mango Review