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Is Windows Phone a Winner?

I’ve put together quick roundup of reactions to Nokia’s new top-of-the-line Lumia 900.

Walt Mossberg: “I’ve been testing the Lumia 900 and found that it provides the best home yet for the attractive Windows Phone software, but still doesn’t measure up to rival smartphones.”

Casey Johnston at Ars: “If you don’t need to take cost into account and are a power user looking for the best phone in terms of performance and design, you’re probably going to walk on from the Lumia 900 to greener iOS and Android pastures.”

Joshua Topolsky at The Verge: “I am very aware of the hard work and dedication Microsoft has put into this platform, but at the end of the day, Windows Phone is just not as competitive with iOS and Android as it should be right now.”

In a market this competitive, your flagship phone has got to hit it out of the park from day one. Which means the Windows Phone 7 platform as a whole might just be DOA.

What a shame.