My Windows Phone experiment

I’ve been a Windows Phone user for a good few years now, It all started off with a Dell Venue Pro, then a Nokia Lumia 800, then an HTC Titan, then my current favourite the HTC 8X, then briefly an HTC 8S and then most recently a Nokia Lumia 920. But I’ve always kept my Android phone to hand just in case. Like a security blanket, ready to comfort me when things get rough.

I’ve been using my HTC 8X as my main phone recently and carrying my Galaxy Note II as my mini tablet for web and media during the day. Something has been bugging me though. Could someone really use just a Windows Phone device and nothing else? I don’t mean it in a mickey taking way either, I mean it in a “can I once and for all ditch my backup Android device?” kind of way.

So what I plan to do is to ditch Android entirely, so no tablets, phablet, phones or Gamepads. I’m not sure how long I’ll last, in the past I’ve always come up with some excuse to go back to Android. It’s normally to do with publishing stuff here or keeping up with my RSS. I feel I now have a decent range of apps ready to cope.

In about the next week I have a Nokia Lumia 620 making its way to me and I already have the HTC 8X. I plan to use nothing else apart from them and my secret weapon.
My Windows Phone experiment
I’m lucky enough to have a Microsoft Surface RT tablet so any major work that needs doing I’ll use my Surface RT. So with my two Windows Phone 8 devices and my Surface I’ll set about answering my question.

One thing I want to get out of my time using solely Windows Phone is to dispel any rumours about the lack of apps in the Windows Phone Store. I really am sick of hearing EVERY Windows Phone 8 phone review ending in a “if only it ran Android” or “there aren’t enough apps”.

So keep your eyes peeled we should have a Nokia Lumia 620 review coming soon along with further tales about my Windows Phone adventure.

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