Impressions after checking out specs of Galaxy S3 WP, aka Ativ S
WP now looks to be unrestricted version of iOS. Offering the best of iOS and Android platforms:
1. Tighter integration - MS able to deliver timely updates than Android OEM's.
2. Unrestricted Bluetooth.
3. MicroSD support upto 64 GB SDXC.
4. Dual Core processors and NFC.
5. Amazing camera experience - MS opening up the OS for OEM's like Nokia. Something that can never happen with iOS.
I think App's is one department iOS can claim to have unbeatable lead, but if there are users buying WP's , developers have no option but to develop for WP as well.
Although, all the end user features are not yet showcased by MS, I believe WP is now firmly on par and even beats iOS in many departments of usability & features. It looks like it's all down to whether people like new start screen or not.
If people like Start Screen, it's gonna be a run away success & biggest comeback stories of the century for Nokia.
Else it looks like it's going to be a heartache for Microsoft, who will be asking heavens what more can they do, to make sure WP's sell.