06-14-2012 08:48 AM
- I don't know if it's me mellowing out as I get older or what but I use to bash hard on iOS, BBOS, and all flavors of android. I've had 2 windows mobile phones and now a trophy and spent years saying how closed and bad iPhones were. How buggy BlackBerry phones were. And how I won't touch a Android phone for fear of maleware. (And just being plain ugly.)
But after BB10 preview at BlackBerry World I actually think it's going to be a great OS and my wife is most likely going to get a BB10 phone when it comes out. Also as many people seem let down by apple and iOS 6 I'm thinking it's a great improvement. Not revolutionary or anything but a great refinement to a OS that doesn't need to remake anything. Yeah they need to keep innovating or they be just like BBOS. They were on top but refused to change and now they're fighting to stay alive. But apple is doing enough to stay relevant so why change something that isn't broken. Yeah I still hate google and android but now I have recommended a couple androids to a few people. But only if they already owned a android before. I figure they're already damned.
But I guess I just don't have what it takes to be a true fanboy of windows phone anymore. That's not to say that I'm getting anything but a new wp8 (for verizon) when it comes out. Or that I don't think wp8 won't be the best mobile OS out there. BUT I guess I just can't be a mindless fanboy anymore.06-12-2012 10:08 PM
- Welcome to adulthood. There's nothing wrong with having an open mind.
The fanboy way, of shouting about how bad other platforms are, only serves to undermine the platform they support.
Being able to eloquently explain what is better/worse about a platform and admit they all have limitations and/or are not suited for some people is a far better and more peaceful way to be. At least there's a lot less yelling.06-13-2012 04:00 AM
- To each, their own. I've never been a fanboy for any of them. I have been a Win user for many years though and really haven't played with much else. I the type that goes with what works and pretty well stay with it. When/if it doesn't work for me, I go to what does. I've never really understood the whole mentality of the other markets and those who stand in line for days to buy an Apple or those who think that Droid is the ultimate.
I just don't get it.06-13-2012 06:30 AM
- But I guess I just don't have what it takes to be a true fanboy of windows phone anymore. That's not to say that I'm getting anything but a new wp8 (for verizon) when it comes out. Or that I don't think wp8 won't be the best mobile OS out there. BUT I guess I just can't be a mindless fanboy anymore.06-14-2012 08:48 AM
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