Woz up? Apple co-founder picks the Nokia Lumia 900 over Android

Woz up? Apple co-founder picks the Nokia Lumia 900 over Android
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is just one of those guys that makes you smile just from the mere mention of his name. This is person who right there at the beginning of modern consumer computing and yet is so self-effacing that he did the vocals for a cartoon character that poked fun at software developers (Code Monkeys). Despite all this, when it comes to technology, his connection to Apple means that certain things are expected of him.

For example, you might recall that back in January 2010, Wozniak created a minor stir by saying that his favorite gadget was the HTC Nexus One and not the Apple iPhone. Three days later, Wozniak corrected himself saying that he was responding to what he thought was a question about what new gadget he likes the most. Wozniak this time answered that his favorite phone was Apple's iconic smartphone, which at the time was the Apple iPhone 3GS.

But is that the end of this story? Nope. Move ahead to April 13th of this year when Wozniak send out a tweet from a Denny's near an AT&T branch. We're not sure if the computing legend was enjoying a Grand Slam breakfast, but he did write that he was waiting for the AT&T Store to open so that he could purchase the Nokia Lumia 900. While it was never confirmed if he had bought the phone, a picture of him holding the model seemed to put that thought in everyone's mind.

Now, a bit longer than two-weeks later, it has become certain that Wozniak did add the Windows Phone flagship to his collection. He spoke to Dan Patterson, Todd Moore and Gina Smith from aNewDomain.net and called Windows Phone "Intuitive and beautiful," and picks Windows Phone over Android for "looks and beauty." He also admits that apps look better on the Nokia Lumia 900 than they do on Android or the Apple iPhone.
Later on, Wozniak clarified some of his comments,making sure that everyone still knows that the Apple iPhone is his favorite handset. Sounding enamored with the Windows Phone UI, Wozniak said that either Microsoft hired someone at Apple to work on the Windows Phone UI, or Steve Jobs was reincarnated t Microsoft since the interface reminds him of Apple products. Oh, in case you're wondering, Steve's current lineup is a pair of Apple iPhone 4S units, a Motorola DROID RAZR and the Nokia Lumia 900.

So there it is, just another typical day with a living legend.

source: aNewDomain via WPCentral

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011


122. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

i think he want to see android fall cuz its the number one competitor, not cuz he really like wp. (i said him not me)

2. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Get ready for droid nerds jumping up and bash Steve.

17. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You should already have known that Android user is not just a follower like Apple user. We don't care if he like Android or not, or that Mr. Obama use BB and not Android. Only thing is importance is that we love how powerful and flexible the OS is. I can change to make it suite me and everything become fast and easy.

20. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

False. It's SOME Android users. Majority droid users are still hating on WP and iOS. Just look at some WP and iOS topics at PA. If it's not about Android, or a good news from iOS or WP, there's bound to be Fandroids bashing on the topic.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Smart boy ....

38. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

bro, are we twins?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012


28. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

There are bound to be haters.. just like you're hating on Android fans with this post. I'm with Robotman - I could care less what others like, I just go with what I like.

45. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Please tell me where did I mentioned that I'm hating on Android fans? SG2 user here. Lumia's my next.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012



Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

True said.

106. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Sounds like you think the majority of android users are regulars at phonearena. You should learn the difference between a vocal minority and a majority...or even a plurality.

126. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe they are doing that not because they are Android fans, but maybe because they dont like Apple, iOS, Microsoft or WP ?!

88. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

A "follower" is still a follower. Some users tend to be more passionate than others, so it's a weightless stereotype to say that a group of users will all respond in the same manner. People are individuals and will respond according to how they see the product, on an individual basis. Anyone that says otherwise is trying to start an argument. It's no big deal if Steve Wozniak buys a Windows Phone or even an Android. He's a consumer, too, and has the right to purchase whatever product he wants. This doesn't mean that any particular platform is "better" just because he or anyone else chooses to use it.

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol @ woz up

4. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I bet that just because he is the Apple co-founder the iPhone is his favourite

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so basically Woz is saying that MS out "appled" apple. Fluid and pretty UI paired with higher quality apps. Well, if that isnt a snippet for a WP7 commercial, I dont know what is.

52. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

That's not what he said at all. His favorite phone is the iPhone, but just like I have said windows is a better OS than android.

68. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You can say what you want, but the fact are, Android is number 1 OS, not ios, not BB and not Bada. Other OS no need to mention here as having too small market share. And that will never change event if you try to promote it. People just try it for 10 minute and having desperation. Too boring.

71. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

When you give it away for free it's easy to have more market share. Apple cares about quality and profit.

76. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There's that iRationalizing again. Apple can't come in second unless there's some unfair factor causing it. It can't be because Android is a compelling product that appeals to more people. That's impossible inside the RDF. In fact, it's impossible that an Android phone review could say the phone had no lag, so you didn't read that. I said the phone was laggy. There, the universe makes sense again.

100. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Apple quality. Jajajajajaja. For Apple is all just quantity

101. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yet, Apple has been selling free 3g and 3gs phones for years. It hasnt helped their shrinking market share. Try again taco.. oh wait.. your supposed to be banned.. why are you posting again? go away taco.. go away.

92. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

actually apple has outsold android in the top 3 us carriers for the past Q1... they have sold 59% of smartphone sales

111. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Taco jus roasted u dude

107. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I'm pretty sure that's almost exactly what he said. Or at least that's the way the article makes it seem, perhaps you should reread the article or brush up on your comprehension.

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

So this is it, People care more about visuals and transitions than actual usefulness. Oh well, if it came from Woz, I have nothing to say.

7. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Yeah, WP is just nice, smooth, intuitive but useless, and Android is outdated, laggy, unintuitive but really useful. The problem is that there absolutely zero, 0, apps for WP and 347653257799651087 apps for android.

8. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

what an idiot

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