Affordability is not an issue on contract phones -- unless ATT plans to sell via one of their prepaid brands. Microsoft should reserve an Affordable Lumia model to market without a carrier like...
Next up: Zune Phone?
Sinofsky must be rolling over in whatever he is doing now. MS is due for a windows release that is so good that they can revert to perceived silliness (xp -> vista, w7 -> w8).
Lumia always reminds me of a Chevy that didn't do so well. But then I thought Zune was the best MS brand and I still use media center as my dvr, so I'm clearly a negative indicator of product...
Amazon must have no confidence in subsidizing with store sales if they are resorting to subsidizing with ATT contracts.
Another point - switching SD cards after installing apps. Use the phone memory as a "bridge" to move apps to another SD card. May take a couple bridgings (and restarts), but it works.
WinRT justification is harder with this tablet unless Microsoft can make WP / WinRT merge compelling. With Win9, Microsoft should require Surface keyboard port and kickstand for tablets.
Win811 install should check for ModernMix and if installed, just say sorry, I see you've already upgraded to Windows 9.
Sharing app installs between users would be nice. I am guessing there is some sandboxing issue there, but on a 32gb device, every mb counts. I remember back when we had massive hard drives...
Go Yoga. I have a 1st gen, and despite wifi issues, I would still recommend it. I like having the touch option, but I have few touch apps compelling enough for fingerprints on the screen.