I hate to say it but it is very likely my next smart phone is an iPhone. I am certainly going to miss Cortana. The problem is not Windows Phone or Microsoft's efforts to make it relevant.
Since I already have Office 365 and Gold. Just 30 bucks or so to get Music and Skype - sounds like a good deal to me. Why just in-store though?
Is it me - or are all the major carriers in the US actively trying to kill Windows Phone?
I think Kinect for Windows has a near field mode - so it is not exactly identical to the Xbox One Kinect. However - if from a development standpoint it is functionally equivalent and you can use...
For the Intel platforms just plain Windows works for me.
For the RT and Phone variants - Windows Mobile.
Clean and simple. And I'll know what to expect from each one.