CNET UK Editor choose Windows Phone

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".

source: CNET UK (opens in new tab) Thanks goes out to everyone who tipped us on this!

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Interesting...
  • AWESOME! it's nice to see people with some power make the switch
  • Great news! Keep the endorsements coming!!
  • and in 3 months he will be using iPhone because he couldnt find accesories for his Lumia...and such...and such...
    Come on, the guy is talking from the side of his mouth.
  • Oh, you can predict the future now? Great.
  • I'll take the three months. Could sell a bunch of phones in that time.
  • yet another idiotic comment
  • Your comments leads me to believe that you have not read the article. The author pulled together a very interesting opinion piece in which he lays out the many things he liked about Windows phone... based on his actual usage of a Win Phone device. He made many comparison to both iOS and Android, and even stated some of the shortcomings he noted with the Windows Phone OS/ecosystem. Nowhere in his article did he mention anything about accessories being a consideration for any of the three smartphone OSes. Your comments regarding his potential reaction to the platform three months down the road is really just conjecture.
  • Maybe he's just being sarcastic.
  • The OSes Ecosystems strategy was brought in by Apple to control and retain potential loyalties to their platform. it may be hard for anyone to break out from that genius designed system after spending so much to acquire and built around that system. Microsoft will get there slowly and steadily. we will see