03-16-2011, 04:08 PM #1
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Hey everyone hope all is well...I have the option to switch my Epic 4g to a Htc Arrive..I wanna know if there is anyone here that has made the switch from a Android Phone to a Windows phone and how do u like it and if u like it...I'm just asking for a heads up since i was stuck to Blackberry and then stuck to android lol...
- 03-21-2011, 10:46 PM #2
I am switching from an HTC EVO 4G to the Arrive. I love the EVO but I prefer Windows Mobile as s business phone and better functionality with Windows. I have been waiting for WP7 to hit Sprint and I am very excited. I receive my Arrive tomorrow and I am very excited to get back to Windows Mobile.
- 03-21-2011, 11:04 PM #3
I had an Epic, Ive ordered the Arrive. It should be here Wednesday. I will let you know my impressions. Just FYI - I didnt love the epic. It was a nice phone, but I returned it for a reason. To buggy and messed up simple task to often.
- 03-22-2011, 12:08 AM #4
I'm switching from Samsung Moment; piece of garbage, to Arrive. I've sold tons of diff android phones and used/played with most of them and WP7 is just slick in comparison imo. WP7 has much less customizability options...but hopefully that will change in the future. Would love to see some skin overlays for the tiles or sumtin.
- 03-22-2011, 03:46 AM #5
- 03-22-2011, 08:48 AM #6
It really depends on where your priorities and desires are. I came from Android (though not to the Arrive), and I will just say that if you want a full-featured phone that can do anything you desire, Android is for you.
If you don't utilize all the power of Android, and want a phone that is extremely polished and does less but does it well, then you will most likely really like WP7.
- 03-22-2011, 01:06 PM #7
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03-24-2011, 10:18 PM #15
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1. The Arrive has copy and paste
2. The address bar in IE shows in landscape IF the keyboard is out.
3. No need for LED notifications. The point is that notifications are on the lock screen. You can see the time, next appt, any missed calls, VM, texts, emails. Way more info communicated than an LED could offer. Turn on, glance, and go. That's the philosophy of the OS.
which leads me to nwebster:
I don't have a gmail or pop3 account set up but I have two Exchange accounts (and they have the same icon obviously). The way I tell on the lock screen if it's Exchange #1 or Exchange #2 is by the position on the lock screen. Exchange #1 is always on the left, Exchange #2 is always on the right. So if I get a new email from #2 but not #1, the icon is on the right and I know immediately which account it is, and vice versa. I'm guessing it must be similar with gmail and pop3. Have you checked?
03-24-2011, 11:03 PM #16
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I just picked this phone up as a replacement for my wife's Pixi. Let me start by saying I have been waiting for a WP7 phone for Sprint since the OS was announced. Very responsive, love the interface. Hardware wise I am alittle disappointed. I currently have an HTC Evo and will hold out alittle bit longer till another WP7 is announced. Hoping for a 4g non-slider device. As soon as it becomes available I will be be leaving Android for WP7. Well done MS!! I know there are some issues, but I'm will to take the leap as long as MS supports it.
****surprised very little of MS news out of CTIA**** Nodo update and Nokia, was hoping for more...
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- 03-25-2011, 02:44 AM #17
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03-25-2011, 12:49 PM #19
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I agree, this is not Microsofts best WP7 but its very good, I also picked the phone up for my wife and she loves it, I could not use the 3.6 in screen, but she does not like the big phones I myself thinks its to small and I was hoping we would hear more wp7's for sprint at CTIA, I guess we will have to wait for MIX in Apral, I have used the Dell Venue Pro, Samsung Focus and the Arrive and I really like the Samsung Focus so I'm hoping Sprint gets a Samsung phone SOONNNNN!!!!!
- 03-25-2011, 02:17 PM #20
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- 03-25-2011, 05:46 PM #25
... but seriously though, all they need to do is give XDA the keys to the kingdom in customizing and we'd have these issues situated. It's not like letting the user command and customize the OS will be any detrimental than it is now.