Leo Laporte was absent, at least sparing us from his continual interruptions(!), so Andy and Lee were able to make their points in full. Andy Ihnatko made the very good point that the top Android phones are now so similar in specification that when looking at a Top 5 with real variety you have to look elsewhere for Unique Selling Points, and the Lumia 1020's huge camera and Xenon flash continues to sit above everything else that's current in the smartphone world.
I am sure Windows Phone fans are pretty tired of Silicon Valley circle jerk, as epitomized to Robert Scoble, where Windows Phone is not just excluded but ignored when it comes to smartphone discussions in some circles, particularly by US journalists.
In the latest episode of This Week In Tech however, episode 475, we for the first time ever see guests turning on host Mike Elgan, with Lee Hutchinson from Ars Technica stepping in with support for the Nokia Lumia 930 and Icon, while Andy Ihnatko from Chicago Sun-times notes the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the ultimate camera phone, and makes the point that for some users not obsessed with the latest apps Windows Phone is more than enough.
Hopefully we will see this happen more often, not just on air but of course also in store with carrier sales staff.
Indeed. I do get the impression across the industry that the tide could be turning in terms of media acceptance, that Windows Phone just isn't going to 'go away'. And the USA is proving the hardest market of all, but maybe that can change.