Windows Phone has been around for quite a while now. I remember buying one Windows Phone on eBay a couple of years back just to get a review done because I was excited about the prospect of having the same operating system as my desktop on my mobile device.
That was the time when Windows Phone was upgraded from 7 to 7.5.
Now that Windows Phone 8 (WP8) is out, and Brunei has a slew of those devices, 99 per cent of which are from Nokia, and rightly so because Nokia is the main "flag bearer" for WP, I haven't really gotten around to looking at it much.
However, a new phone has just landed in the world of Windows, and it's an eye-catcher, one of the main reasons being the phone's massive screen size.
Early this week, Nokia pulled the wraps on its latest phablet, the Nokia Lumia 1520, joining Android in offering big-, or, rather, humongous-sized phones.
No doubt screen size is the main concern when purchasing a smartphone these days because it determines two major factors: firstly, how much content you can see on your phone comfortably; and secondly, the price of the device.
Larger screens usually means larger price tags in most cases (however, it doesn't apply to tablets).
The 1520 has a 6-inch screen with full High Definition support that is now supported by the operating system via its latest update called "Update 3", and has Nokia's ClearBack technology.
Other high-end Nokias have proven that their AMOLED screens are great and extremely visible outdoors.
The 1520 is even better and has the highest brightness on any phone in the market at 650 Nits, and has 368 pixels per inch (ppi).
To accompany that, Nokia has included in its software a technology that analyses what you're currently looking at and the ambient lightning in order to adjust pixels on the phone to maximise contrast and clarity.