Windows Phone was a glorious failure

But the overall failure of Windows Phone masks a series of smaller successes and advances, which Microsoft and its hardware partners have never received enough credit for. At its outset in 2010, Windows Phone was the boldest and most original reimagining of what a smartphone can be after Apple’s iPhone introduction three years prior. Unlike Android, Windows Phone was not a re-creation of the iOS icon grid; also unlike Android, Windows Phone ran fast and fluid on very basic hardware.

via Windows Phone was a glorious failure – The Verge

This pretty much sums up why I, even after abandoning Windows, bought a plucky Nokia Lumia 520 and loved it.

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