My last Windows phone was a Motorola Q back in 2007. It was a good phone and the Windows Mobile software was ok at best. But there were things you could do with it that you couldn’t on any other platform. This was way before anybody ever heard of the iPhone or Android, though if memory serves, the iPhone had officially been announced. When the iPhone finally made it to the market, just like everybody else, I had to have one. As a matter of fact, iPhones were handed down in my family like precious heirlooms. First me, then Shauna, then Colby. Shauna was probably the first to own an Apple product when she received an iPod for Christmas one year. Then came the iPads, etc. Since that time in 2007, I’ve always had an iPhone and an iPad. And overall, I’ve been very pleased with them. Since I work in the IT field, they’ve been awesome tools. I haven’t always been pleased with Apples propitiatory philosophy and I absolutely hate iTunes. Then something happened in late 2012 that changed everything. Windows 8! We seen a lot of potential with Windows 8, especially if it was ported to the mobile phone. iOS and Android had a huge jump on Microsoft in the mobile phone market, so the chances of Windows 8 (mobile) becoming an instant success were dim. But it did eventually hit the market and slowly but surely, began to make it’s mark. First with the tablets and RT tablets and finally with the mobile phones. My Windows 8 tablet immediately made my iPad 2 feel like a dinosaur and it slowly took the place of my iPad as a significant tool. Once my desktops were upgraded to Windows 8, it became a no brainer that it was time to dump Apple and buy a Windows phone. The sync capabilities alone were enough to lay down my iPhone and buy a Nokia Lumia 1520. And though I’ve only had it a couple of days, I’m more impressed with it than I was the first time I picked up an iPhone. So the iPad has been sold and the iPhone is up for sale. Moving back to Windows has been a smart move…..