As you may know, I have been a long time iPhone user and the recent release of the iPhone 5 has re-affirmed my iOS loving stance. But then I watched the launch event for Windows Phone 8 and a spark went off in my head that said “That looks good.” I am not sure what jumped out at me, but it was probably some or all of the following-
The hardware looks great- it is distinctive, unusual and there are options from big screens to smaller screens, from red to blue and from HTC to Nokia.
The software was fantastic in the previous version and Windows Phone 8 has built upon that without damaging what was good before. The home screen in particular is now much more usable and considerably more obvious when capturing useful information with a single glance.
It is smooth as silk and offers all of the stability of iOS with the potential to customise a little more and have choices in the future. In many ways, it could be considered the perfect centre-ground between iOS and Android.
And so my thoughts continue to swirl and the more I think about it, the more Windows Phone calls out to me. You know that feeling when something feels right before you even try it? Like a car, a house or even an item on a restaurant menu. That’s the feeling I have and suspect that Windows Phone will be my next mobile adventure after potentially too long with iOS.