Patronizing Prawn

Dear J-

I’m trying out a Windows Phone (it’s cheaper than a Zune) out of curiosity. Remember that I’m also the same guy who wanted to try out a Pre to form an opinion on WebOS, so take my thought with a grain of salt. So far I like it — it’s slick and responsive, and the Metro theme seems well thought out — these are all relative to the low end Android phone that’s my daily driver. It’s as useable as iOS and yet … there’s some minor details that drive me nuts. How about a screen rotation lock in the Kindle application? What about subfolders to organize things instead of the One Big List?

In many ways it does have Android — at least the flavor I have as it’s running on my phone — beat hands down. Responsiveness counts for a lot with a touch interface, but I miss being able to share anything anywhere. At least the picture gallery works pretty slickly, though I’m curious how it’ll behave with 800 some-odd pictures as I currently have my Android phone laden down.

I find I don’t have sufficient patience to deal with things that don’t work well reliably; in my mind life is too short to worry about tweaking settings or hacking to root, unless you enjoy those things as hobbies. Less time fussing means more time playing after all.

Mike

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