I bought a new iPad for my girlfriend two days back. I originally intended to buy her a phone, but couldn’t find anything in the market that wasn’t the iPhone and was worth my money. I really liked the Samsung Galaxy SIII, but it was beyond my budget. The hardware on Nokia Lumia 810 was a revelation and Windows Phone continues to impress, but it won’t get the WP8 upgrade, making it a poor choice. I was determined not to buy a Motorola (though the Atrix 2 was impressive) or a LG (again, the Optimus is a fine phone). HTC didn’t have too many new ICS models, and the new ones were either underpowered (HTC One VC) or too expensive (HTC One X).
Frustrated, I ditched plans for a phone and decided to buy an iPad instead. My girlfriend definitely isn’t complaining.