- 01-07-2013, 11:27 PM #127
Edit remove listings per post above
Here are the listings... I have a white and black model.
As for why windows phone didn't work out for me I would say the problems are fairly obvious. The entire overall experience is amateur. The few apps that do exist perform **** poor at best compared to other os offerings. Windows phone has plenty of cool features and looks promising but it is not even close to being a real competitor with IOS or android (jelly bean that is). I am not talking market share... Purely from a user experience stand point it just isn't finished. Little things plague me throughout the whole os, from the camera and voice control still making noise on silent to the terrible performance of the text selector... It just disappoints in the details. Also... Show me a 920 that doesn't get dust in the ffc... I am convinced after multiple exchanges and seeing others devices it doesn't exist.
To top it all off the damn thing couldn't even post itself to eBay... The app was too ****ty and just came up with error messages after filling out all the details... I would post to Facebook about it but that app would just frustrate me further lol. Maybe its the devs fault, maybe its windows, maybe its Nokia.... Honestly I have complaints all around. I highly anticipated the release of this phone and patiently waited and waited for it only to be let down.
Good luck to the rest of you getting updates to fix the problems which if you are honest with yourself you all know exist.
If anyone truly thinks their 920 is the best phone out I am sorry to tell you but you simply don't have enough experience with high end androids or the iPhone 5. They are better its plain to see to the objective eye.
I will miss my low light camera though... But that alone can't keep me locked into this crude attempt to be number three.
Farwell ladies and gentlemen this long time lurker and every article reader is throwing in the towel for now... Maybe windows phone 10 will be legit... It took Android forever to get their act together
01-09-2013, 10:27 AM #129
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I have literally messed with a windows phone for less than 10 minutes total, and most of it was a lumia 900 8 months ago. I have only used android phones for the past 5 years or so, and am just wanting a change to something new.
I dont know if the lack of apps and games is a good thing for me or not, i love "the hunt" in life, or anything really. I love researching things and searching for products online. Im pretty positive that I enjoyed the hunt for my Yellow 920 more than i will enjoy playing with it the first time(its still on its way). The lack of apps and games can be awesome, or just frustrate me so much that it pushes me right back to android. I will either love the fact that i get to be excited that something has become available, or i will just be so dissapointed that it isnt already available that i just give up.
Either way i dont expect the change to be that big of a deal for me, i dont use my phone for all that much. I dont have a facebook, i dont do twitter, i dont even use my phone for music. The only thigns i do on my phone are talk, text, games, surf the net/google(i guess bing now),do youtube stuff(metrotube?), and take a few pictures every now and then. Literally the only things i see pushing me from my WP back to android is games, if they dont start coming out faster, ill become quite bored. Even on android i find it hard to find games i actually enjoy for more than a day or 2.
I will try to keep everyone up to date on my experiences, and im sure i will have quite a few questions along the way.
BTW im coming from a HTC one X and if i dont end up keeping my WP ill probably sell or trade it to get a Note 2.
- 01-09-2013, 02:34 PM #130
- 01-16-2013, 09:40 AM #132
And to this day, Xbox Music is still lipstick on a pig. It's such a jumbled, horrible mess of a way to listen to music. It made me laugh because my friend just got a 920 and he was *****ing about how he couldn't figure out how to sync his music, lol.
- 01-29-2013, 05:45 PM #134
I have had Windows Phone since pre-NoDo and have had an HD7 on T-Mobile and a Lumia 900 on AT&T. I love the OS, but I'm tired of not being able to get all the good apps. The tipping point was getting a new car. It is a Chevy Spark and has Chevy's highly reviewed MyLink infotainment system. This system allows voice control through your car, the use of apps (including Pandora and offline navigation) though your smartphone (its a "dumb" screen that uses your smartphone as its brain). There is an app that lets you monitor everything about your car, oil, fuel level, fuel economy, tire pressure, etc. remotely from your phone. This app also lets you start your car remotely or unlock your doors remotely. All very cool. However, the app integration only works with iPhone and Android, and the remote app is only for iPhone, Android, AND BLACKBERRY (like old blackberry, not just the new BB10). I'm tired of not getting access to first class apps and services like this. Every update has been "the big one" that's going to push Windows Phone over the edge. They said it for NoDo, they said it for Mango, and now we are all saying it for WP8. I'm done hanging on and waiting. I'm getting a used Android cheap to get me by till my July upgrade at which point I'll get either an iPhone, Android, or maybe BB10 (if they have the apps I'm complaining about WP not having, and it is looking like RIM is doing a better job of attracting them than Microsoft did).
My rant is done.
EDIT: Also, how does an iPod support DRM'd WMA audio books from my library but my WINDOWS phone doesn't support WMA? Another big frustration.
- 01-29-2013, 05:57 PM #135
I can see your frustration (long time BB user), but I would give the phone a few months before you decide to jump ship. From what I've read WP8 is doing fairly well, meaning the apps will come, you just gotta be patient ;)
01-29-2013, 06:11 PM #138
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The real sad part is how LONG it took you to jump ship, seeing as how you've been "waiting" for so long to get first class apps. Lets just be realistic here, if you are buying a Windows phone you KNOW you are not getting first-class apps, and that it will be a LONG SHOT/miracle to ever get there. If you have a Windows phone, it is because you want to have something different, "unique", and maybe you like the design of the OS or the hardware appeals to you. It will very likely NEVER become as big as Android or IOS, to think so would be overly optimistic - we are destined to have the second tier, third tier or even lower quality apps (for quite some time, if not forever). App wise, sometimes we may luck out and get some good ones, but generally that is not why we have the phone, and I am perfectly happy with my L920.
01-29-2013, 06:11 PM #139
- 157 Posts
I love it when individuals voice valid complaints about WP and they get "fanboy" responses such as, "buh bye", " see ya", etc.
Nothing the OP said was invalid and his/her history with WP does not make their decision a knee-jerk reaction.
Some of you guys have a strange loyalty/obsession with WP. I'm starting to think a lot of the posters here work for Microsoft. Sheesh.
- 01-29-2013, 06:17 PM #142
Considering the fragmentation of Android, I would ensure the phone you get, is actually compatible with your car. Other than that, I can't offer any sympathy, sorry. I could care less about the "big apps". I like the OS for what it does now, not what it MAY have in the future. But, I know some people such as yourself are dependant on seeing these apps on the OS. To me, it seems a little petty to be worring about apps. But hey, I think most things people worry about are petty.
Good luck in your endevor.
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- 01-29-2013, 06:26 PM #144
I'm considering leaving Windows phone for a while. Since I'm getting a brand new Galaxy Nexus or a HTC DNA. I'm not leaving because of any of it's issues. I'm considering because I want to try Android. I likely gonna come back for the Nokia Lumia EOS. and the tiles always get ya. lol. :-D. Gonna be one **** of a awesome phone by the way :-). I love Windows phone. bottom of my heart. But I love to try something new sometimes. I'll always have Windows 8. Which I love :-). But I do agree. with people. the tiles always leaves a mark on you. So I'm doing what my heart is doing. not my brain. and coming back soon. I promise :-).
So Guys. I will still love to follow Windows phone news. aka WPcentral, Wmpoweruser. But leaving Windows phone for a while.
So goodbye Windows phone. for a while
Last edited by 12Danny123; 01-29-2013 at 06:37 PM.
- 01-29-2013, 06:33 PM #145
The app thing didn't used to bother me so much. I love the OS and the uniqueness it offers. I love the visual style, and I love live tiles. And back when I got my first Windows Phone, few of my friends/relatives had smartphones. Now most of them do and it kinda sucks to not be able to play the games they are all playing with each other or to take part in their group chats (for some reason my battery drains super fast if I have WhatsApp installed). As much as I like the look and feel of the OS, when every day I'm thinking "Oh, it sucks my phone can't do this thing or run this app that all my friends have or would be really handy", its time for a new phone. Or when I leave for work at 2:30 in the morning to an icy, freezing car and think "Wow, if I had a iPhone, Android, or ancient Blackberry, I could be an a warm, toasty, defrosted car right now", its time for a new phone. Now, if Windows Phone does catch on and start attracting big name apps and being compatible with things like my car, I will gladly come back.
As far as getting an Android phone, I wouldn't get anything not running 4.0 or higher.
- 01-29-2013, 06:42 PM #146
Based on your original post I say get an iPhone 5 or GS3 and rock on. Both are great devices. Don't worry about the few tools on this sight that can't seem to appreciate more than one phone OS at a time.
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- 01-29-2013, 07:13 PM #150
yes. you can buy it in NZ. but the Nexus 4 is $800!!!!
House prices are rising up fast in NZ. my $700,000 house is now $1.5 million
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