But it has version 7, the one with two columns on the side. She isnt rally a tech follower, but is aware of WP, Android and "iPhone"(referring to the OS)
I asked her.(rough English translation of actual convo.)
Let's call her L.
Me: Do you like Windows Phone?
L: Nope, I like their Android phones better.
L: They can have more apps.
After that, I just said "Ah ok" and continued with normal conversation on who is the hottest guy in the year level and all...
(Since I go to a public school, I didnt ask why she bought it in the first place)
So I think that this is solid proof that the only thing people do not like about WP is the lack of apps. As an Android user, I think the consistent UI and updates is already a nice plus. The only thing keeping me away from joining in is the apps.
I think what MS should do is get Cyanogen to develop a framework that lets Android apps run in WP. or maybe work together to create an actual WP ROM for older, abandoned phones.