It has been just over a month since I re-opened the doors of this site and it has been a great month. First, thanks to everyone who has followed and welcomed me back into a community I was very active in from 1999 up until 2012. I really appreciate it. But this post isn’t about me. It’s about Windows Phone. And more specifically it is about how I think Windows Phone is posed for the first time for real greatness in the mobile market. This comes, in large part, to the announcements that the Microsoft/Nokia team made yesterday and IFA in Berlin. With three new Windows Phone’s announced – Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730, along with a slew of apps and accessories, yesterday was a banner day for the platform in many ways.
My attention over the past 24 hours though has been drawn to the Lumia 830. Could it be the single device that takes Windows Phone more mainstream? Equally, it is clear that (more important than me, the idiot with the microphone) Microsoft thinks that it is the device that will take them to the next level given their direct challenges to Apple and Samsung in their keynote. Looking at the specs, it’s hard to argue. In fact I won’t. I agree wholeheartedly.