Interesting announcement but regardless of innovation without carrier subsidies it is not going to go anywhere in the US, and I would imagine most of the Tier 1s are holding them back for the iPhone 5. So it will probably be stillborn in the most valuable smartphone market in the world. Just shows how far they’ve fallen…
An engineering tour de force that shows the world, yet again, that differentiation must be on the hardware level first and then on the software level!
Loved them – not truly innovative (but moreso than the last iOS devices), but they look great and have a lot of nice features
You can read through all the replies at Mobile Industry Review, but one of the most oft-repeated points is a simple observation... there was no detail given on either the price, or the availability, of the handsets. It's a decision that will cause them some short term pain (who'll buy a Lumia 900 at the moment?) but will it be the correct decision in the long term?
It's going to be interesting to watch and find out. And I'm sure we'll hear more from Ewan and his mailing list as the story unfolds.