“Anyone else getting excited about Windows Phone 8 event tomorrow?”
Reading the question, it occurred to me that I was totally un-excited about Windows Phone. Which is strange. You see, I have used two WP devices and enjoyed the UI. I was excited about WP, especially in the early days of the Microsoft-Nokia partnership.
But now…. I’m all cold. The reason is not far-fetched: both Nokia and Microsoft don’t give a hoot about the Nigerian market right now.
Till today, Nigeria is not officially supported in the Windows Phone MarketPlace. Hopes that Nokia’s getting in bed with Microsoft would change the picture have been dashed. Nokia no longer considers Nigeria a smartphone market and have officially listed a handful of countries where they will be channeling their energies for smartphones. So, no official support for Lumias here.
You get the picture? Both Microsoft and Nokia are right to act in their own best interests, but where that isn’t beneficial to me, why should I give a chicken leg?
I am still in love with the elegance and fluidity of Windows Phone, abut that’s all there is to it. I’m sorry, but I’m all cold now. Windows Phone doesn’t register on my radar as a mobile platform to consider for my personal use anymore. Till things change. If they do change.
I may get a Windows Phone device once in a while for review purposes, and that will be it. I wish both Microsoft and Nokia good luck in their smartphone strategies.
PS: I will be making a declaration of my new mobile OS of choice this week. Its been a long time coming since my days of “Symbian Inside.” Keep Mobility blog bookmarked.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.