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    It's a matter of curiosity.

    Oh, me? A classmate of mine and WPCentral (more or less Daniel) got me into it :)

    How about you?
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    Nokia and Walmart offering a great phone for a great price. 😎
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    The simplicity of the os

    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
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    I used to heavily mod my HTC HD2, forever swapping android roms. Then wp7 was ported, tried it and thought it was good, went back to android, wp7.5 was ported, tried it, loved it.

    Got a gs2, missed windows phone. Sold my gs2 when 7.8 landed on the hd2.

    Now i have a 920
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    Nokia
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    Interesting Question. I absolutely loved the look os WP7 and after doing some research into it I thought it would be a welcome change. I was on a HTC Hero running Froyo and I'm the kinda guy that likes the latest stuff so while I *could* have been running stock ROMS fine I wanted to see what the latest Android ROMS were like. I didn't have enough money to upgrade my device so this was what I did to keep up. When my girlfriends phone contract had ran out I helped her to look at the options and she chose a Lumia 800. I was chuffed because it gave both of us a chance to get used to the new OS. At the time I was trying to put enough cash aside to get a flagship Nokia later in the year. I found WPCentral and became active on the forums, trying to follow how WP7 and WP8 were developing.

    November came around and I got myself a Lumia 920 and I've not looked back since. Sure I had a while to get used to how WP7 worked but it wasn't my own device so I wasn't exactly sure. I got the 920 and I've been pleased with WP8's stability and performance but I'd really like MS to move quicker with the updates. Still, I have patience and I'm quite happy to see where MS take WP next.
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    I sell phones for Verizon for a living and I played with the lumia 822 and liked how responsive it is.

    So now I have 2 phones, a galaxy s III and a lumia 822.

    Which is better depends on what I'm using it for

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
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    Nokia -- it came with free turn by turn map, and free Office. Also, the Windows Challenge ads on YouTube.
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    It was the look and feel of the OS. When I first got into windows phone it was pre-nodo and I still can not believe how much was missing from the OS (not now but pre-nodo)I fell in love with it thou, I have traded up twice since, from my hd7 to the best mango phone the titan 2, and since launch my Lumia 920.
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    I was a disgruntled iPhone user, and wanted to try something new! Got the LG quantum and haven't looked back from WP since! Now I have an HTC 8x and love it!
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    I used Nokia devices prior to BlackBerry. I had been waiting 11 months past my upgrade eligibility for RIM to release BB10, which kept getting delayed. Eventually, I got tired of waiting for RIM and got tired of the constant battery pulls/hourglass on the BlackBerry. Then I saw the Lumia 900 at CES 2012 and new that was what I wanted. I didn't know much about Windows Phone at the time, but I liked Nokia from previous experience.
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    Simply because of Nokia. Have always been with nokia from the beginning and will always be with nokia!!!!!! And after using the phone have no doubt that windows will go a long way.... It just need to be improved in certain areas otherwise the os is nice.
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    On my quest for a new phone I was going to buy an iPhone, because honestly, it's a solid, mature os. Android was too buggy and fragmented for my liking. But then I saw the 920 and I loved it.

    I loved that it was different from your standard rows and Columns of apps. I loved that it was new and fresh. It seemed so vibrant! IOS and android look so dead to me now.
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    the ability to display websites in desktop mode.
    the smarter design.
    word flow(keyboard)
    the fluidity of the OS
    Bing functionalities
    I just don't like iOS
    and its a lot safer against malwares than android.

    that sums it up for me
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    My Lumia 822 is my first smartphone. Wasn't really interested with iPhones or Androids. To me a cellphones function was always about making calls and texts.

    But when WP7 was announced I fell in love with the look and feel. Still I restrained from buying one until WP8.

    Of course there are improvements that still need to be made but I love it.

    I really love the superb social integration, Xbox live, cool and fresh UI.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 822 Windows Phone 8 using Tapatalk
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    I wanted it for quite some time as I felt it was the right balance between customizability and usefulness. I'd never go with iPhone and had an Android but was unhappy with its performance. Older phone and older operating system true, but just felt all over the place. Windows Phone is more logical and glad the 521 came along.
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    After being an iPhone owner from the very beginning, I was getting tired of the primitive app-centric UI.

    I was aware of and tempted by WP7 and the Nokia Lumia 900, but it wasn't enough to get me off the Apple ecosystem.

    Then when the iPhone 5 came out with a newer IOS, and all were just more of the same, it became clear to me that the only mobile phone OS that was doing anything interesting was WP8, and my choices were either move to that or wait for Android or IOS to catch up.

    No regrets about my decision to move. And Apple's attempts to catch up have been weak and schizophrenic.
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    I been with them since Hpaq and Audiovox

    PPC 2000. I went through Windows Mobile 5 to Windows Mobile 6 upgrade joke.
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    I was bored and the 710 looked interesting and priced cheap.
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    I simply got sick of the laggy mess of android and I tried IOS multiple times but couldn't get into it really.

    Windows phones have their own shortcomings but I think this is the perfectly imperfect os for me :P
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    I got tired of buggy custom Android ROMs. Wanted a phone that just works. iPhone works great and stable but I couldn't stand their screens. Lumia 900 and Lumia 920 both have excellent screen that don't wear my eyes out during long usage. The key is good refresh rate. I still prefer WP8 OS over iOS.
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    Zune Pass.
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    my friend broke my iphone so I was in search of something different. I could have paid 120 to get mine replaced but decided to go for something different. I didn't want an android and then I saw the nokia Lumia 900, got it and was so pleased with it. I was so into it, I then got the Lumia 820 in October and then the 925 last month! Windows Phone Forever!
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    For me it was the aesthetics of the UI, very pleasing to look at. Ironically enough, it was a WP7-style launcher on android that got me curious about Windows Phone. I started researching online, decided this was the OS for me and am very happy with my 928.
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    Oh man where do i start...

    Nokia- My father mostly used Nokia's, his first mobile phone was a Nokia, so it got me interested in getting a Nokia.

    Windows Phone- initially i wasn't sure if i wanted to have a Windows Phone, but looking into the apps, the features and basically everything about WP I loved how Windows Phone 8 worked, it was simple, i was stuck between HTC and Nokia, but as i said above, i preferred Nokia over HTC.

    And that's how i have my Lumia 520. :)
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