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The Nokia Lumia 900 and Microsoft Windows 8

On Easter Sunday, Nokia will launch its new smart phone, the Lumia 900. Opinions ran the gamut this week, with your humble writer penning not one, but two pleas to the Finnish telephone giant. The New Yorker concurs with me, titling their review “The Resurrection of Nokia“:  “There is a good reason to root for the overdogs-turned-underdogs. One of the banes of the technology world is a lack of competition.” This is true for Microsoft as well as Nokia. “When Microsoft has to compete, it makes good stuff, as it appears to have done with the Lumia.”

The Atlantic took a different view. They chastise Microsoft for their weak app offering (some 70,000 apps, as opposed to the 400,000 and 600,000 apps of Android and Apple). I contend that Microsoft ought to turn this apparent weakness into a…

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