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The Verge Reviews the Nokia Lumia 900

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 «permalink»

Joshua Topolsky:

Let me just put this bluntly: I think it’s time to stop giving Windows Phone a pass. I think it’s time to stop talking about how beautifully designed it is, and what a departure it’s been for Microsoft, and how hard the company is working to add features. I am very aware of the hard work and dedication Microsoft has put into this platform, but at the end of the day, Windows Phone is just not as competitive with iOS and Android as it should be right now.

Before you cry foul, keep in mind that I went into this review wanting to fall madly in love with this phone. But like a book with a beautiful jacket and a plot full of holes, I found myself wanting more. A lot more.

The problems with Windows Phone are myriad, many small. But it’s a death by a thousand cuts. And all those little problems were once again immediately apparent to me the moment I started using the Lumia 900.

The phone that so many iPhone users have said would be the phone they switched to with a gun to their heads is making its entrance all over the web with a mediocre showing.

I agree with Josh 100%. If you’re gonna show up to the race late, then you better start sprinting. And Microsoft just hasn’t been doing that with Windows Phone. I really wanted them to release a great mobile OS, if only because I love healthy competition that breeds innovation. But they just aren’t turning up the good fast enough.