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First let me thank both Kamal & Narender for their comments on the topic i started. See, the primary reason for starting the topic is that I love both Nokia & Microsoft very much, but I am pained to see the wrong decisions being taken by Nokia, like selling their devices & services business to Microsoft and the totally wrong policy being followed by Microsoft alienating a large number of users. None of us, or very few people elsewhere, is actually criticising the devices being manufactured by Nokia. In spite of Nokia surrendering their market share to Samsung & others, nobody is actually saying that the devices manufactured by Nokia are bad. They are not. The problem lies with the soul in those devices. It is not that Microsoft cannot make excellent software. They have risen to become the world’s top software company by selling great softwares like Windows, MS Office or Visual Studio. Whatever be the level of piracy, Microsoft has still amassed a fortune by selling these user friendly & easily tweakable softwares which had also made Bill gates the richest man in the world. But they are not satisfied with all their riches. They want that portion of the pie also which they feel is being snatched away by the pirates. In their own wisdom Microsoft has decided to follow the path of Apple and close down evrything from users as well as from third party developers so that they can minimise the risk of losing their control over the software. For a Windows Phone user it feels like owning a fantastic new car where you cannot attach the music system of your choice, you cannot fill up the fuel tank with normal petrol, you cannot carry more than 3 persons in the back seat and so on. Basically with the Windows phone OS the user is loosing his freedom. And that hurts. A Lumia user is not an illiterate person. Whether a student or a housewife or a businessman or an executive, that person craves for full control over his life including his / her smartphone. When Kamal asks whether all smartphone owners need that type of control over his phone, my answer is yes. A lumia owner is not a run of the mill mobile user. In spite of the all pervasive Android scenario if a person has chosen a Lumia, he is different and ahead of others. And Microsoft is curtailing the freedom of such a person. Mark my word. A day will come in not so distant future when Microsoft will be relegated to the footnote of mobile phone business, if not in desktop, if they do not change their policy. It’s sad to see two great tech companies are dying inspite of all the love they enjoy from the users.