re: Will Windows Phone Take Off In 2012?
I think Microsoft made a mistake releasing the information in the roadmap. I was really considering the Nokia Lumia 800 when it gets here but if the Apollo update has significantly improved specs, specifically screen specs, I'd be crazy to waste money on an update before it comes out. I bet a lot of people feel the same way. The other thing that is missing is vendor participation in the app market. Ex: there are various car manufacturers that have smartphone apps that can unlock and start cars. None of those are available for Windows phones.
I've had an iPhone and an Android phone. I currently have a WP7 phone. There are a lot of things I like about the Windows phone. And it performs better on a single core processor than most, if not all, Androids do on a dual core processor. But, the limitations on apps is a problem. They've got to solve that. I am considering going back to Android because of that . . . and Swype, which was a lot to give up.