Why this blog?

With the continued decline of Windows phones, I realized that I might need an exit strategy for me and my family. My phone, a Lumia 950XL, will be two years old at the end of 2017, and my daughter’s phone, a 640XL, is older still. Many apps are leaving and core functions aren’t as reliable as they could be.

My purpose in writing this blog is to capture my thoughts on Windows phones and to document my experiences using iOS and Android devices from the perspective of someone familiar primarily with Windows phones. Maybe they’re worse off, maybe not. We’ll see. I will be using a Samsung Galaxy and an iPhone, each for a month.

I still hope to stay on a Windows phone—there are good reasons to do so—but unless Microsoft decides it really wants people to use its mobile platform, I’ll probably have to make a switch.

Windows Mobile 10, the current version of the phone platform, still has a lot going for it, and I don’t think less of anyone because they stay or leave. It’s just a phone, after all.