Over the weekend I was asked to provide moral support to a friend's wife who was buying her first Canadian smartphone. She's originally from the States and currently has an iPhone locked to Verizon; she wants to keep that for occasional use across the border, and needs unlimited calling to the USA from here.
Plot twist: she's very much a normob
(normal mobile user
) — not so much the type you'd find here on the forums but more the everyday user immortalized by WIND in that statue you see above.
With smartphones the most personal of personal computers, I tried my best not to steer her towards any one device, and offered my two cents only when asked. Her, her husband and I spent close to an hour in a local WIND store, and I found it fascinating to see how she eventually zeroed in on the device she ended up buying.
It was going to be running Android, so that narrowed the field a bit, at least.