Add Rich Trenholm to the list of Windows Phone users. Rich is the News Editor over at CNET UK and had been using an iPhone. That is until he spent some time with the Nokia Lumia 800.
He notes that interface is king when it comes to measuring an OS and Windows Phone has it while the iPhone has been left behind. Trenholm does recognize the importance of processors, screen sizes, app stores and other aspects of a smartphone but if the interface is a chore to deal with the phone will falter.
"Windows Phone strikes the perfect middle ground between the two (the iPhone and Android). The slick, instantly recognisable and totally intuitive live tile interface is playful without being toylike, knocking Apple's once-revolutionary front end into a cocked hat. And on the other hand, widgets and dynamic live tiles give you the flexibility that marks Android."
Trenholm doesn't believe Windows Phone is perfect, noting, "the pool of apps is more like a muddy puddle" but sees the choice of the Lumia 800 over the iPhone as "utterly compelling".