Currently Microsoft mobile is mince.
However, I’ve got a soft spot for the platform, because my first smart(ish) phone was Microsoft – at the time it was a gamechanger for me because it enabled easy access email on the hoof.
The phone had a nice colour screen, a slide out keyboard and it was easy to work. Even though I’m now using the iPhone, I miss a real keyboard – something I never thought I’d say.
To be honest the only drawback was having to use a stylus – but that was a minor point.
Latterly though, the lack of decent internet connection was its downfall. All I really wanted to do on my phone was to be able to browse website and use social media.
While I like Apple’s products, I’m not overly fond of the company or the blind faith of fanboys (in much the same way that I’m not a fan of organised religion).
Google’s Android looks interesting and I look forward to experimenting with it at some point in the future.
But to tell you the truth, after 10 years of living with the highs and lows of Microsoft, it remains the most important digital platform for me – as I suspect it is for many others in business.
I’d really be chuffed if they could deliver a phone which matched up to Windows 7.
Here’s hoping it might be on its way