It is beautifully designed. Beneath the surface it uses the latest version of Microsoft’s phone software.
This should be good news. Microsoft’s Windows Phone software is a better bet for Nokia than its disastrous Symbian and MeeGo systems.
Alternative to Apple, Android
A practical alternative to Apple and Android should spur competition and innovation.
Many users who have yet to make the jump to phones will welcome Microsoft’s easy user interface and easy integration.
A year ago when Nokia and Microsoft announced their partnership, the idea of a phone which integrates smoothly with the desktop PC looked compelling.
Shuffling files and information between Windows 7 applications and an Android phone was clumsy. It still isn’t ideal.
Phone versions of Microsoft Office apps, connected to desktops and laptops through Microsoft’s Sky Drive cloud service could be mobile nirvana.