The Nokia Lumia 920 was announced today and it's impressive. Some standout features include an 8.7 megapixel floating (for stabilization) camera, wireless charging, a blur-less screen, and a touchscreen that can be used while wearing gloves. Impressive.
All that while running Windows Phone 8. While 8 hasn't been released yet, I've found Windows Phone 7 to be well-designed and responsive. If I had to choose between Android and Windows Phone, I'd take the latter any day.
I need a phone and soon. I just moved to a Verizon-only zone, so jumping ship from AT&T is a top priority. Impressive as the 920 is, I'm buying the new iPhone when it's announced next week.
You might be quick to call me a fanboy, but I have good reasons.
Microsoft will not update any Windows 7 Phone, not even the 9-month-old Lumia 900, to version 8. If you currently own a Windows Phone, no matter how new, it's officially obsolete.
Apple's upcoming iOS 6 will support the 3-year-old iPhone 3GS, while Microsoft could care less about its own flagship device.
As the former owner of a Motorola Droid, there's nothing worse than plunking down good money for a top of the line phone, only for the manufacturer to forget you exist in a few months.
Say what you will about Apple, but they have a proven track record of supporting older phones. When I buy the new iPhone, I know I'll get updates for the length of my 2-year contract.
Now, no one will ever use that many, and quality is more important than quantity. But the iPhone tends to have the highest-quality apps. When a ground-breaking app is released, it's almost always written first for the iPhone.
- Release Date
Secretive as Apple is, it's almost certain you'll be able to buy the new iPhone next week. The Lumia 920 doesn't have a release date yet.
- Nokia Are Liars
Nokia has already been caught lying about the 920's camera. What else are they lying about?
I bought my iPhone 4 because I knew I'd be happy with it for the next 2 years. I have been, and that's why I'll buy an iPhone 5. Before you buy your next phone, think carefully about what you'll still like in 2 years.