Operating Systems and Device Blog………
Operating Systems and Device Blog………

Windows Phone 8

I wanted to restart this blog with a comment about the upcoming Windows Phone 8 but I’m trying to maintain my objectivity.  In the last 7-8 years I have owned and used daily, in order, the following phone OSes:

  • Palm
  • Windows Mobile 6 (the durable HP Voice Messenger iPaq 510, 2 users after me and still going strong)
  • Blackberry (8530 Curve)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4 (had for 30 days, it face dialed others during calls, dropped calls, could not tolerate – returned)
  • Samsung Captivate Android (slim, light, great phone, but laggy without rooting and lagfix hack until gingerbread)
  • Motorola Atrix (capable, fast, no lag – at least relative to the Captivate)
  • Samsung Focus S (best phone OS so far in my opinion)

I really like my windows phone.  My single core processor based Focus S is faster than any other phone OS I have used, even compared to those with dual core processors.  I’m not a gamer, but don’t have any missing apps that I use (my RSS reader of preference is different on all 3 mobile platforms I deal with daily).  The difference between 100,000 and 500,000 or a billion apps doesn’t matter to me. Does it do what I need it to do and quickly – the answer is yes.

All that said is to say this.  When Windows Phone 8 comes out in a couple of weeks, the only phone decision I’ll have to make is which hardware.  I’m all in on Windows Phone 8 for my phone OS.