As I have mentioned before, Apple has done some things to shaken my loyalty. I am at the point where my next phone will not be an automatic iPhone purchase. I have friends and colleagues pitching alternatives pretty hard. Out of curiosity, I looked up the availability of my favorite mobile apps on the Windows and Google App Stores. Here is what I found.
|Any Password Manager|
|Yes: LastPass||Yes: LastPass|
|Google+||Yes (duh)||No (duh)|
|Any Exercise GPS|
|Yes: RunKeeper||Yes: Mobifit|
(with Google Reader Support)
|Yes: Google Reader||Yes: nextgen Reader|
|Any SSH Client||Yes: lots||Yes: Token2Shell|
Overall, I was surprised by the number of apps on the Windows Phone store. The screen shots looked really nice too. However, I think that the combination of Mac + Windows Phone would be challenging. If I was a Windows user, the Windows Phone would be a pretty attractive option.
One thing that I find limiting on the iPhone is that Safari is locked down and doesn't accept plugins. I assume that Android doesn't have this issue because it gives you different browser options. Does Windows allow you to install mobile IE plugins/extensions?