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.