Finally, some nice looking Windows hardware. Here is Vizio’s new PCs and monitors:
and here is the new Nokia Windows Phone device (Lumia 900):
It’s nice that someone finally got the message: consumer devices need to look good.
I actually had the chance to play around a little bit with a Lumia phone before it was announced back in September. I was very impressed with it overall. The speed was excellent — nothing herky and jerky at all — and the device felt great in the hand. Finally, I thought, a device I’d carry if I wasn’t carrying an iPhone. It will be interesting to see how the market for smartphones change over the next year.
And for all of you who think this war has been won, according to Tomi Ahonen (through Asymco.com), smartphone penetration of the worldwide cell phone market has reached 10%. When the PC market was 10%, Amiga, Apple II, Atari and Commodore 64 all still had significant market share. Still a long way to go in this battle.