SoloXCRacer saidI think that the Nokia Lumnia 900 is a sexy looking phone. What does it offer to existing iPhone and Android users?? Very little to nothing.......
What does it offer to those who still do not own a "smart phone".....another choice....and anyone can appreciate that.....except for Apple and Google.
Nokia's betting big on this one.
They are taking a large risk, but the Metro UI is very crisp and innovative; the trick will be getting enough market permissivity for people to actually interact and like the device (cause it is a very attractive UI). There are a lot of false myths about Microsoft products among the retail community.
Sure Nokia is king when it come to designing hardware and advertising their products but like I said it before, and I'm going to say it again, you scroll yourself to dead before you get something done on a Windows phone. The UI need to be redesigned for a more easy friendly user experience. Its sad Nokia abandon Meego
The UI is different. I have an iPhone 4 as my personal phone, and a Windows Phone 7 as an evaluation phone for work. I hated the UI at first because it was something different. And that's just human nature. If it's different from your norm, you'll feel inefficient and will hate it (e.g the jump from Office 2003 to 2007). But as I used it more, I found the UI (although different) pretty intuitive, neat, clean, and integrates very well. The People hub integrates your contacts very well (facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Email,etc) among your contacts. Overall, I think it's a modern mobile OS and a good one. It does have its flaws, but so do the other big 2 mobile OSes.
Now with that being said, as I stated before, it really doesn't offer anything new or innovating to current iOS and Android users. I don't expect a mass exodus of people making the switch to WP7. Although I'm sure there will be some, but not a whole lot if you look at the big picture. I'm sticking with my iPhone, at least for the near future. WP7 is a great OS though, and integrating the Nokia services with it is a good move. But MS are really late in the game, so I doubt it will be as successful as they hope.
Also, yeah there's the anti-Microsoft people who hate anything MS just because they're Microsoft. Those are usually the people who have a PHd in Gizmodo with a specialization in ArsTechnica. For some reason, they think they're software and mobile design engineers because they waste their first two hours of the morning at work reading SlashDot. Yet, if they had the knowledge of basic microprocessor architecture and operating system theory, they wouldn't be making such ignorant comments. But I'll refrain from that.