Kenneth Burns wrote:I'm curious about the Windows Phone OS, and the app count doesn't really bother me. I don't use many apps. I actually have recently considered buying the Nokia Lumia 520, the entry level Lumia that costs $99 unlocked, just to fool around with, maybe to use as a media player, like an iPod touch. Might not even activate the phone service. (Tech journalist Paul Thurrott has been advocating this.) App availability aside, I hear good things about Windows Phone. That it's innovative, etc.
I jailbroke my iPhone and ran a Windows phone sim over top of it. I liked it fine but the method of using it was killing my battery life. but the app availability is a big deal. Lots of stuff I use everyday isn't available. No HBO Go, Tempo, Mailbox, Google Maps (sorry I'm not using Bing Maps any sooner than I'm using Apple Maps), AppleTV Remote, or any decent music creation apps to mention.
Oops Mailbox is there but it costs $2.99. the iPhone version was free. Looking at these apps it seems more of them cost money than they do for iOS. The Facebook Pages manager for instance.