Meet danah boyd, principle researcher at Microsoft, daily driver smartphone is an iPhone
In boyd’s case, it is the latter, and she admits that an iPhone is her everyday smartphone, “but I despise the device.” Using the iPhone to test apps in development, what she really misses might surprise some – she is longing for her old Sidekick. danah also prefers a Kindle tablet and uses Evernote over OneNote. She also owns multiple other Apple devices, including a MacBook Air, though she also has a Lenovo too.
Microsoft is interesting in that it provides its services across all the major platforms while competing against them at the same time. Office of iPad is working well, and Office for Android tablets will roll out before a touch-optimized version is even available for Windows tablets.
While there is nothing really unusual about Microsoft employees using other platforms, it is striking how one would so openly express such dissatisfaction with a product. Maybe it is time for someone to convince danah to dump the iPhone and introduce her a slick new Android device like a Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8), or better yet, a sharp Windows Phone like a Lumia 1520 or Lumia Icon.