Re: Here's what I learned from this article.
Ever so slightly less costly than an iPhone, and yes, it _is_ a great phone. Never said it wasn't.
Hell, if it weren't for the price and lack of support from the developer community, I'd buy one. Even if it were a mediocre device (and I'm not saying it is, just not quite Flagship fit-and-finish), Windows 10 and Continuum would make it worthwhile.
But if MSFT employees aren't going to support their own device, then why on earth should the business community? Why should the consumer?
It's truly a sad state of affairs for what is actually an excellent platform, that's all I'm saying.
Maybe if they rebrand it the "Surface Phone", it'll get more traction. I hope so, actually. I really like Continuum.
Oh, and btw - I have two Lumias - an 822 and a 929 (Icon).
I'm just disgusted and saddened by the way this device has been treated. Between the schizophrenic madness of Windows Mobile - no Windows Phone 7, no 8 --- no, just Windows 10. No, wait - Windows 10 Mobile!
and the hoky API madness of Win32, no, .NET Compact Framework, no wait - Silverlight! Or, no - just Windows 10.
I am not surprised it didn't take off. Truthfully, buying Nokia and making Windows 10 a unified code base are the only two coherent strategies that MSFT has taken throught this whole debacle.