"But now, thanks to various software updates released throughout the summer, that once-trailing platform has as much or more functionality than Android or iOS—that is, if you don't consider third-party apps.HTC One for Windows Phone: Another Great Phone You Probably Won't Buy - WSJ
And the hardware has caught up, too. Just today, the best-designed Android phone—the HTC One—is being released with Windows Phone 8.1, for now exclusively at Verizon. So, why don't more people give Windows Phone a go? At this point it has very little to do with how good of a smartphone platform it has become, and everything to do with the rule of the masses: It's hard to go one way when everybody else is going another."
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
HTC One for Windows Phone: Another Great Phone You Probably Won't Buy - WSJ
On a related note, see How Perception Will Kill Windows Phone (Paul Thurott's Supersite for Windows)