"Unfortunately, probably because Microsoft was so late to the app-phone party, Windows Phones are still considered oddballs. Windows Phone owners are generally very enthusiastic; unfortunately, you could probably hold the event in a church basement.The Lumia 1020, a Great Camera Grafted to an Oddball Phone - NYTimes.com
Alas, software companies don’t always bother with also-ran phones. Microsoft says that 170,000 apps are available; they include many of the biggies (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Gmail, Pandora, Evernote, YouTube and most airline apps).
But among the missing are Pinterest, Google Maps, Google Plus, HBO Go, Expedia, Yahoo Messenger, Flipboard, Photoshop Express and Citibank. There’s no official Instagram app and no Vine app, either. (A good list of what’s missing among the 100 top apps can be found at http://j.mp/13UTJZB.)
Will the chicken-and-egg story of Windows Phone have a happy ending? Nobody knows."
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The Lumia 1020, a Great Camera Grafted to an Oddball Phone - NYTimes.com
The burning platform saga continues