After an extremely hard-fought polling battle which has seen nearly 50,000 votes cast, and also rampant cheating by the Blackberry users, the Nokia Lumia 920 has won Laptop Magazine’s Smartphone Madness 2013 poll.
Now of course our readers are pretty used to winning these online polls and by all account online polls are rather stupid and indicative of little more than the amount of fanboys an OS or device has.
That however is exactly the significance of the win – Windows Phone and Nokia’s Lumia handsets have gained a very large following – much more so that Blackberry users are willing to believe, while their new OS has stumbled out of the gate, despite their much vaunted 80 million users.
The fact is the vast majority of those users are being forced to use those devices, are are just waiting to jump ship to an iPhone, Android handset and hopefully also a Windows Phone.
Blackberry no longer has a significant fan base, despite its large installed base, and as the poll clearly shows, exactly the opposite is true for Windows Phone, making this victory very sweet indeed.
Our advice to Blackberry fans – get used to 4th place.