Nokia Lumias are getting great word of mouth in the tech community and the press, Microsoft has the money to make it happen on the developer side as well as the carrier side. Nobody thought Microsoft could build a credible game system, and they did it. With Nokia's superior hardware, they might have a shot.
If you haven't used a Nokia Lumia 800, I suggest you do so before you claim their use of Windows Phone is "criminal." It's a gorgeous phone and it's running a fantastic operating system. It might not be for you, but it's certainly not garbage. This is best of breed.