Vice, on 17 May 2012 - 16:59, said:
to be honest I'm shocked you of all people would be considering a Windows Phone based on the opinions you've expressed on here in the past towards Microsoft and Windows 8's Metro interface. What is it about Windows Phone that has drawn you in if I may ask?
I always said that I enjoy the Metro interface on a phone (maybe even a tablet, I don't know yet), but something that works on a phone doesn't necessarily works on the desktop. Windows 8 is the perfect example of that in my opinion: The whole point in owning a 27-inch screen is pretty much gone. That said, I wouldn't want iOS to run on my iMac either. The only real negative thing I ever said about Windows Phone was Microsoft's choice to allow phones to be sold here without supporting so much as Dutch auto-correct. However, they've since corrected that.
Anyway, while I love my iMac and iPad to death I like to see what others are up to as well. I already know everything there is to know about iOS, so I try to spice things up a bit when buying a new phone. This is the first BlackBerry I ever owned (and probably my last as well), I owned a Windows Mobile 6 and Android device in recent years, so now it's time for a Windows Phone one.
I've played around with the Nokia Lumia 800 on several occasions and just loved how fluent the Metro interface is on Windows Phone 7.5. A fluency iOS 5 lacks if you'd ask me. The interface is also radically different than anything else on the market and I love Nokia's hardware design.
So I guess it's a combination of wanting to try something new out once again and really liking Metro's look on a phone.