I have the iPhone 4S for Verizon, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Nokia N9, and many other smartphones in my gear bag and drawers, but the main device I keep going back to is the spec lowly HTC Radar 4G. The hardware is superb with the aluminum body, size that easily fits in any pocket, and battery life that carries me through my long day. Windows Phone is elegant, efficient, stable, personable, and a simple joy to use.
iOS is fine and I do like my iPhone, but it is more for the superb apps than the OS itself. I have tons of folders with apps stored in them, but the home screen interface reminds me of my Palm OS days. Android lets you customize it like crazy and have widgets all over the home screens, which ends up making it a bit overwhelming and cluttered at times. Not to mention, I still get FC (force close) in Android apps on a daily basis. If I had to choose just a single platform right now, I would choose Windows Phone in a heartbeat.
With Windows Phone I have a main home/Start screen with eight Live tiles and most of the time I just use this home screen or slide up to view the next eight tiles and rarely have to dive any deeper to get to what I use all the time. My eight Live tiles include:
My next eight down include my calendar, RunKeeper, Spotify, Xbox Live games, Internet Explorer, Marketplace, Flixster, and USAA bank.
I am a firm believer that Windows Phone is going to move up into third and maybe even second place in the smartphone race at some time, people just need to give it an honest try. My wife gave up her 12 megapixel Nokia N8 for a Nokia Lumia 710 and tells me every other day how much she loves using Windows Phone because it is so fast and easy for her to get things done and NEVER freezes or resets. My middle daughter has a Samsung Focus and constantly tells me this is the best phone ever. My youngest wants a Windows Phone and when something better comes to T-Mobile I will pass along my Radar to her. These family members are passionate about Windows Phone and so am I so I completely disagree with James statement that this is a passionless platform. What's your position?