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    So, I don't know if its ok to post this here, but its absolutely funny and want to share it.

    I have an 8X, and absolutely love it. Its my 'sexy beast', My wife however, has an iPhone 4S, or had. It has been lagging and stuttering and freezing up on her for the past 3 months. Well, she couldn't take it anymore.

    She calls me from the Verizon store, tells me she got a new phone. As much as she has been admitting she really likes my phone, my first thought was she got a windows phone. Nope, the iPhone 5.

    Anyway, I get home and she is setting it up. Really happy that it automatically converted everything from her old to her new, including the location of pages and icons, etc. Then she notices, "Wait, I have an extra row I can use for icons?", "yea" I tell her, "didn't you know?"

    "No, thats just awesome!" she replies. I stand there with a deer in the headlight look. She asks me "What?!" I then tell her "Your excited about that, an extra row?" she said "Yea, I can have more on my first screen, and have fewer screens!"

    Ugh, I turn and walk away, 'baaa'ing' as I go. As Steve Correl said in 'Evan Almighty', "SHEEP!"
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    The Iphone is a good phone. Preference is king when it comes to OS design. I still have to LOL at this though.
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    Lol, @ the 3rd paragraph. What can you do, its your wife? She may have fallen for the logo but at least she's happy with her purchase. Maybe one day she will see the light.

    She's probably just comfortable with the apps and setup. Change is a mf.
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    That's an amusing story. Though I can see where she's coming from. She's going for what she's used to and what works for her. I consider iSheep people the ones camping outside waiting for the 'next miracle device'.

    I'm not a big fan of the mobile phone wars myself. I believe to each their own. I don't own and never will own anything Apple. I thinking of selling my Note 2 tablet and buying a Surface so I can have MS everything but I need to see how much it weighs first as my wife will be using it more than me. Though I do like the Note 2.

    That being said, I think all OS platforms have good and bad points. I didn't look into WP8 enough prior to getting my 920. I'm slightly disappointed with it but I'm waiting to see what updates bring before I make any final judgement on it.
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    Ok so I did laugh LOL because sometimes spouses are not on the same technology page! My husband just got his first full touch smartphone 6 months ago, and he wasn't pleased with it at all. I was trying to tell him that he can sync his email and so many other things that he couldn't do before. He just looks at me and shrugs his shoulders. I just don't think technology impresses him...oh well. To each its own. :)
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    WP and Android blows up things :) , there is no advantage of 4.5 inch in 920 over 3.7 inch in 620 for apps and games (apart from blowing them up)

    I hope MS launches new scaling system based on screen size.
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    I have an 8X which I love too. I gave my wife my old 4S. She is a non-techie who hates "settings" so it works out well.
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    Eh... To each her own. It's funny, though, how she's an iPhone fan but had no idea about the extra row of icons on the TALLER iPhone 5. LOL
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    Lol...my wife was excited when she went from iPhone 3g to iPhone 5 for exact same reason. I tell her she's cute, smack her ****, smirk at her sheepness and move on. As long as she's happy.
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    I was a windows-phone fan. I had no idea that there is no screen lock orientation.I had no idea there was no universal phone search. I had no idea that i cant set a custom tone for my IMs. I had no idea the notification sound for facebook , twitter , whatsapp etc. CANNOT be changed. I had no idea there isn't a way to exit an app directly (you have to constantly press the back button to exit an app). I had no idea that in order to toggle vibrate i would have to go into settings every time. I could go on....

    sigh I had no idea that a windows-phone would be so far behind the competition. Wish i was a sheep :(
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    Orientation lock is application based. Everything else you brought up is true but I have missed none of those things. I guess I don't live by needing to know by sound whether it was a txt or Facebook notification but I do understand your desire for these features. If you were a WP fan it seems to me that you should have known these limitations as they are well documented everywhere online.

    If you absolutely need those small items switch. No one is forcing you to use WP. I used every iPhone ever made including the iPhone 5 before I got my Nokia 920. I will never go back to Apple. There are far more reasons for me to continue using WP8.

    Also if you did not know WP 8 is based of the NT kernel just like Windows 8 and RT. Its a brand new OS not a update of WP 7. It will take MS a bit if time to add all the little bells and whistles. I know they stated some things were left out to get the device on the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raacut View Post
    I was a windows-phone fan. I had no idea that there is no screen lock orientation.I had no idea there was no universal phone search. I had no idea that i cant set a custom tone for my IMs. I had no idea the notification sound for facebook , twitter , whatsapp etc. CANNOT be changed. I had no idea there isn't a way to exit an app directly (you have to constantly press the back button to exit an app). I had no idea that in order to toggle vibrate i would have to go into settings every time. I could go on....

    sigh I had no idea that a windows-phone would be so far behind the competition. Wish i was a sheep :(
    you're a sheep in...windows clothing?...!! or are you just a mad droid in sheep skin?? or do you just hate M(have to hold shift....4...)$....

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    Yea, the only reason she is sticking with apple is familiarity. I got her started into 'smart' devices back with my NEC MobilPro, we then graduated to the HP iPaq her first smart device. She loved it. then came the iPod, and when her iPaq started to go, that was the next choice she wanted to make. I kept mine all the way through my first smart phone, the HTC Imagio!

    She isn't into the wars as much as I am, and I keep everything on the downlow with her regarding my real feelings about apple.

    So just wanted to share what she said, how funny it was to me.
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    I don't hate AnDROID I don't despise Apple I just like Windows Phone more it works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narse77 View Post
    Orientation lock is application based.
    So the fact that its missing in the stock email , sms etc apps is still a blunder , no ? Or maybe i haven't figured out how to set the lock , would love to know.

    Quote Originally Posted by Narse77 View Post
    If you were a WP fan it seems to me that you should have known these limitations as they are well documented everywhere online.
    It never really crossed my mind that these things would be missing. I just assumed that these things are very basic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Narse77 View Post
    If you absolutely need those small items switch. No one is forcing you to use WP.
    He he ,of course no one is forcing me to use it . How exactly is the platform supposed to move forward if people are so easily going to be offended by listing a few shortcomings......
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    Quote Originally Posted by raacut View Post
    I was a windows-phone fan. I had no idea that there is no screen lock orientation.I had no idea there was no universal phone search. I had no idea that i cant set a custom tone for my IMs. I had no idea the notification sound for facebook , twitter , whatsapp etc. CANNOT be changed. I had no idea there isn't a way to exit an app directly (you have to constantly press the back button to exit an app). I had no idea that in order to toggle vibrate i would have to go into settings every time. I could go on....

    sigh I had no idea that a windows-phone would be so far behind the competition. Wish i was a sheep :(
    Just so you know - custom tones on iPhone couldn't be done until iOS 5 was released. Granted WP should be able to do that seeing as we're now in 2013, but just saying it was 4 years after the first iPhone that it came to iOS

    Also, Facebook and Twitter notification sounds are the same on iOS and can't be changed either (unless that has changed since I got rid of my iPhone, but I can't change the sound on my iPad).

    I expect universal search and screen lock orientation will come, just depends on when really...
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    Fun story!! Sounds like a fun relationship you have!!

    As the only "tech geek" among my circle of friends, it amazes me how every 18-24 months we have these types of conversations:

    "Hey, I am wanting a new phone, what should I get?"

    I follow up with: What do you do on your home computer, what do you like as far as hobbies, what do you want to do on the go, do you do any business or bills while out and about, do you like games, and how much do you want to spend?

    This is followed by answer, intent conversations, and them hanging on my every word.

    Then, they go out and buy whatever is on the biggest display and are miserable for 2 years or spend twice as much as they should and complain to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowmutt View Post

    Then, they go out and buy whatever is on the biggest display and are miserable for 2 years or spend twice as much as they should and complain to me.

    Praise God for beer. Otherwise, I would be a hermit...
    And you tell them I told you should have got a WP, while your drink your beer.
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    I feel that you have to try different things, if you don't then how can you say you don't like something. This is equally true for mobile phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo158 View Post
    I feel that you have to try different things, if you don't then how can you say you don't like something. This is equally true for mobile phones.
    True! As I have said, the only reason my wife goes with iPhone is familiarity. She admits she likes my WP over Android, but I don't forsee her ever trying something new, thats how she rolls. She thinks I have some kind of disease because I 'need' the latest and greatest. She warned me if I talk about the new Xbox I am cut off. She wouldnt elaborate on cut off from what!? Anyways, since there are billions of individuals in this world, there is no one phone, or one OS that satisfies all of us. The trick is finding what you like. And for some, thats a very elusive target. I have enjoyed all my smart phones to some extent. I do have to admit the best portable smart devices I had that I really enjoyed and even miss from time to time is my NEC MobilPro and HP iPaq, they were just fun.

    As of today, my preference is the WP OS, and although it is missing some 'basic' elements, and some apps (already discussed this issue in a different thread) I find it just simply works for me. Just like the iPhone simply works for my wife, even if she is wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by absonj View Post
    True! As I have said, the only reason my wife goes with iPhone is familiarity. She admits she likes my WP over Android, but I don't forsee her ever trying something new, thats how she rolls. She thinks I have some kind of disease because I 'need' the latest and greatest. She warned me if I talk about the new Xbox I am cut off. She wouldnt elaborate on cut off from what!? Anyways, since there are billions of individuals in this world, there is no one phone, or one OS that satisfies all of us. The trick is finding what you like. And for some, thats a very elusive target. I have enjoyed all my smart phones to some extent. I do have to admit the best portable smart devices I had that I really enjoyed and even miss from time to time is my NEC MobilPro and HP iPaq, they were just fun.

    As of today, my preference is the WP OS, and although it is missing some 'basic' elements, and some apps (already discussed this issue in a different thread) I find it just simply works for me. Just like the iPhone simply works for my wife, even if she is wrong!
    Exactly. I also think of it like this, if you've bought into the ecosystem and by that I mean spent money on apps, it can be quite difficult to switch platforms as you would have to buy those apps again in the ecosystem you've switched to. This probably explains the reluctance that people have to trying new platforms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo158 View Post
    Exactly. I also think of it like this, if you've bought into the ecosystem and by that I mean spent money on apps, it can be quite difficult to switch platforms as you would have to buy those apps again in the ecosystem you've switched to. This probably explains the reluctance that people have to trying new platforms.
    There is the biggest hurdle, isn't it? The joys of Apple's built in customer base- they just have a ton invested in iTunes and apps. Apple was the first to make an OS that was consumer centric, and have continued to reap the rewards (rightfully so) of leading the way. Android gave consumers a choice at just the right moment- as Palm, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry were all about business and not fun, and now everyone else is trying desperately to convince the multi-billion dollar mobile buying world to leave what they know and jump on something new.

    Very, very tough sell, even if it is a better OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chezm View Post
    Lol...my wife was excited when she went from iPhone 3g to iPhone 5 for exact same reason. I tell her she's cute, smack her ****, smirk at her sheepness and move on. As long as she's happy.
    amen brother amen! As long as my wife is happy I don't care what device she wants to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raacut View Post
    I was a windows-phone fan. I had no idea that there is no screen lock orientation.I had no idea there was no universal phone search. I had no idea that i cant set a custom tone for my IMs. I had no idea the notification sound for facebook , twitter , whatsapp etc. CANNOT be changed. I had no idea there isn't a way to exit an app directly (you have to constantly press the back button to exit an app). I had no idea that in order to toggle vibrate i would have to go into settings every time. I could go on....

    sigh I had no idea that a windows-phone would be so far behind the competition. Wish i was a sheep :(
    you know what's funny is that I haven't noticed any of that and frankly don't care. You know why, because I don't use any of those functions. Just so you know you can toggle vibrate by pushing the volume button the setting is in top right corner. Back to my point, it is bad that you don't have those options but I'm sure as everything goes there's somebody on a apple forum saying why don't we have xyz? I just happen to find WP more suitable to me and what I like and hopefully you can do the same ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan sink View Post
    Just so you know you can toggle vibrate by pushing the volume button the setting is in top right corner.
    No Sir ! That only toggles ringer. To toggle the vibrater i need to go into settings.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan sink View Post
    Back to my point, it is bad that you don't have those options but I'm sure as everything goes there's somebody on a apple forum saying why don't we have xyz?
    As far as a feature rich platform goes , WP8 lags behind Andorid and IOS .
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