Mark Cuban swaps iPhone for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

American investor and businessman Mark Cuban, who owns NBA team Dallas Mavericks, recently carried out an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. The session was hit by a number of questions from fellow users, spanning a number of topics. Most notably was a conversation that was started by ashton90, who wanted to know what kind of laptop Cuban owns, as well as MP3 player.

Mark Cuban, proving to be an open-minded individual, responded with the following:

"I have a MacBook Air, but am trying the new Acer with Windows 8. I really, really like Windows 8 on my phone. I have 2 phones. first is samsung the 2nd was an Iphone5. THe new Nokia with windows replaced my Iphone 5".

It's not revealed which Lumia Windows Phone Cuban is currently using over his iPhone, but we'd assume it's the Lumia 920. When asked if he made use of T-Mobile's 4G network, Cuban replied with:

"i actually do on my samsung. I love the tmobile wifi calling option. I love the open Android and Samsung platforms. I use a replacement keyboard sw which increases my typing speed (i still miss the speed typing on my sidekick). I love myIPad and my macbook air is amazing when it doesnt crash, so i like apple products, but i think as far as phones, both Samsung 3 w android and the windows phone kick the Iphone's ass. Its not even close."

Strong words published by a well known name. It's good to see strong support continuing to be displayed by celebrities, especially since the likes of Jessica Alba were on-board with the Windows Phone 8 launch. A number of commercials were created for television advertisement slots that saw the supporting celebrities talk about their Windows Phone.

Microsoft is also looking as though the company is preparing to move into position for an all-out marketing attack in 2013, and news stories like this just adds that little bit more.

Source: Reddit; thanks everyone who tipped us!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.