03-25-2011, 06:53 AM #1
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Going back to Iphone until Wp7 get's their act together. I just installed an app from the marketplace using my laptop, and it's nowhere to be found on my phone. Tried getting it directly from the marketplace on my phone and the same error "Can't get this right now. Check back in a little while" pops up as usual!!! Bye Bye, I will check back when they have their crap together. Good thing I kept my Iphone!!
- 03-25-2011, 06:58 AM #2
Oh, yeah, bye.
- 03-25-2011, 07:11 AM #4
I do understand your frustration, but I'm certain Microsoft are (very slowly) learning from mistakes made with WP7 thus far.
- 03-25-2011, 10:18 AM #7
I see this a lot: Someone buys the latest hardware because it's the shiniest, but they don't know the OS. You hear "I don't know how to *fill in the blank* eff this crap, I'm leaving. (This is not directed specifically at gator.) Them 20 minutes later someone spends the time to explain the simple solution.
Smartphones are not simple things, so ther need to be some self-motivated training done to get everything out of them. People need to do their homework. Bashing something that you have not invested any time in learning is not fair. It's like saying that Mandarin is a stupid language because you don't speak it.
This the place for opinions, right? ;-)
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- 03-25-2011, 10:34 AM #8
03-25-2011, 11:22 AM #9
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If they would just throw me a bone with the NoDo update I would be somewhat satisfied. 4th & Mayor might also have been a saving grace. It confirms how great apps can look and function on WP7. Even more amazing, from what I understand, it is from a single developer! And it has only been out a week!
The pieces are starting to fall in place, I just wish they would fall a little faster.
- 03-25-2011, 12:32 PM #11
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- 03-25-2011, 03:47 PM #14
Right now they're just on auto pilot cause they can be. We can say what we want in the future of computing, but Apple's stuff just works. It performs quite admirably for the mass market who just wants the internet, or the technophobe who likes another toy.
- 03-25-2011, 05:37 PM #15
Yeah too bad that that's the truth. I used to love the iPod before Zune came around when the iPhone came out I knew it would become popular and over-rated by default, so me loving uniqueness, I was the first on top of Zune and immediately started to dislike Apple. I won't deny that it works though, one of the most stable OS's out there.
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- 03-25-2011, 10:17 PM #18
If I change, I'll probably eBay my iPad and get a BB Playbook since they (finally, officially) announced it will be able to run Android apps along with BB apps. QNX isn't something to ignore.
@luis "just a stretched iphone 4 os" what's wrong with that? LOL
- 03-26-2011, 12:19 AM #20
i noticed you posted that around 6am this morning and honestly, it seems like M$ usually has the marketplace down (probably for maintenance) late nights as i was up and couldn't install any apps last night either. restart your device and try around the afternoon to evening time frame.
@RichEdmonds - i'll probably go the route of the BlackBerry playbook as i'll be able to install android apps on it. that tablet looks fresh man and watching video on it is dope.
- 03-29-2011, 07:29 AM #22
This is an exciting, tumultuous time for gadget lovers. Hang on, and keep your hands and feet inside the car for the duration of the roller coaster ride.
I've used everything but a Blackberry as my main phone during the past year, testing each mobile OS to see which one fits my daily needs and preferences best. Between Android, iOS, webOS and WP7, the most interesting has to be WP7. Microsoft has done a great job creating a fluid, fresh OS design. If they can get a handle on releasing updates with the same proficiency that Apple does with iOS, they'll really have something special. As for me, I too am returning to iOS. WP7 is almost there. But there are too many things that work better in iOS right now for me to switch. Two examples:
(1) When I receive an email in WP7, none of the embedded images are loaded. WP7 only shows the text, with little or no formatting. The document viewer, which should be a strength for Microsoft, doesn't show the document properly either. The same email in iOS has all of its embedded images downloaded and placed properly. The attached document looks closer to the original in iOS too. Is WP7 usable for email and attached documents? Of course. But the experience is better in iOS. (And, for that matter, better in webOS too.) Microsoft should be able to close this gap.
(2) iOS receives fair criticism for its awful notification "system." WP7's notifications are nice and unobtrusive. They're also unreliable. The only place in WP7 where notifications regularly appear when they're supposed to is on the Start screen. If you're in an app, you may not get the notification because it isn't persistent until dismissed, or fails to appear at all. Microsoft needs to work on this, and add a notification history function while they're at it.
Overall, I love the efficiency of using WP7. The calendar and contacts management are both much more pleasant to use than any of the other mobile OSes.
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- 03-29-2011, 10:22 AM #23
cant really just give up like that when theres a problem. if you have a problem, report it to MS and by the way its MS not M$ (hate when people do that) and then they will fix it as they already have with NoDo. on my arrive i have no issues at all with installing apps from the marketplace, giving up and going back to the likes of the rotten apple wont do anything