I have been using Apple iPhone since the first one launched in June, 2007. I’ve upgraded each time a new iPhone has been released. Five+ years later, I’m looking for a change. The iPhone is a fantastic, ground breaking, imaginative product, and has served me well, but it’s time to try something new. I liken the decision to a choice in automobiles. I’m on my 3rd consecutive BMW 7 series. A great car which I enjoy very much, but it’s time for a change there too for my next vehicle. Not because there’s anything I don’t like about the BMW – just because it’s good to change sometimes.
Loyalty should be reserved for family only – not corporations or brands. I’m not an Apple Fanboy. I’m not a Microsoft Fanboy. I’m just a Boy who likes toys.
I’m excited to write that I have chosen the Nokia Lumia 920 as my next phone. I really like what Microsoft is doing with Windows Phone 8. They’ve quietly innovated and are reaching a maturity level that puts it on par with Android and iOS. The Nokia hardware is as impressive if not more so than iPhone 5.
I’m also looking forward to prototyping / building using the Windows Phone 8 SDK. It’s great to be able to use my choice language, C#, and seeing where it goes.
I’m definitely going to hang on to my iPad – so I’ll always be able to use the iOS apps I need.
Maybe I’ll come back to iPhone in a year or two, or more. Maybe not.
I actually have a little history with Nokia. After watching the movie THE SAINT, in 1997, I was obsessed with getting my hands on one of the first ever smart phones, the Nokia 9000. So much so that I contacted Nokia and managed to forge a partnership with my company at the time, Scopus, so I could start integrating our CRM software with the device. They gave me one for free.
So when you see me break out a big yellow piece of polycarbonate and glass – now you’ll know why.
p.s. I also have plans on using Google Voice / Skype combination to free myself from carriers and contracts, but that’s an even more radical idea than this and requires further planning & testing…
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