- 11-07-2011, 12:19 PM #1
Hi, I am a iPhone 4 user and am typing this up on my Macbook Air (don't ban me!) but I'm considering switching to Windows Phone when my contract ends in a year. I was planning to switch, but after some research and the release of Siri I am no longer so sure.
I love the Windows Phone interface. Love it. But there are a few issues that are worrying to me, like full Outlook tasks sync in the future. Right now I believe that Outlook tasks sync is coming out, but apparently it is still very clunky and still unable to categorize like the new Reminders on iPhone can. Furthermore unlike Siri, TellMe is unable to dictate tasks/alarms/appointments.
Will these things be fixed in the near future? If these issues were solved and if Bloomberg would hurry up with its Windows Phone app, I honestly can't wait to switch to Windows Phone. Then again if Windows 8 comes out when I switch phones in Jan 2013 and haves these things, then I can't wait.
PS: Honestly can't understand why Microsoft Outlook doesn't have full compatibility with Windows Phone though. Even the iPhone has full compatibility, and from what I saw of the current Mango tasks UI it quickly gets cluttered for anyone who has more than 10 tasks.
- 11-07-2011, 02:49 PM #2
Are you deep into the Apple ecosystem if you are I wouldn't consider switching over but if you really want to I suggest waiting until Win 8 Apollo or Tango features are annouced.
Going from an iPhone 4 to a WM7.5 is kind of like a downgrade sure your going to love the Metro UI, Live Tiles and integration but you will probably become APP hungry in a couple of weeks.
I can only assume MS will want to showcase their products such as Outlook on WP and make sure its better than iOS and Android but as of right now you have to wait until more features are added.
What I would do is buy a cheap Samsung Focus you can probably buy them for 160$ and play around with that. Hold on to your iPhone 4
- 11-07-2011, 03:05 PM #3
Playing games or doing superfluous things with apps isn't my intention. Just give me bloomberg and ill be happy. What I'm looking for is to spend as little time using it as possible. But if you think that windows phones are unlikely to outstrip the iPhone in he near future then I guess I'll stick with my current phone.
- 11-07-2011, 03:54 PM #4
I have office 365 and with the mango update my tasks sync within the calendar under to-do. So yes, the tasks sync if you use exchange.
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- 11-07-2011, 04:31 PM #6
In my honest opinion WP 7.5 is the best phone for news I downloaded Fuse with live tiles oh man the news experience in this phone is great! I got a program called Mystocks pretty decent I don't think Bloomberg has an APP yet but when it does expect it to be amazing.
Mango apps experience and potential could be far greater than its iOS and Android counterparts. I say just buy a cheap Mango headset and try it out dont get rid of your iPhone yet maybe when Apollo and the new new savy Nokia phones arrive then go for it.
- 11-07-2011, 05:02 PM #7
The biggest problem with the iPhone is the inability to quickly check notifications as fast as Windows Phone can do it. It's just a bunch of icons as the interface. It's gotten better with the new notifications system (ripped off from android) in iOS 5.0, but it still requires more time than Windows in an inferior interface.
I think the iOS icons interface is really growing stagnant, and I have the feeling that Tim Cook and Johnny Ive over at Apple would not have the balls to reverse something Jobs himself pioneered, at least in the near future. Since the original iPhone in 2007 there has been no real change to the interface...it is a pretty good system, sure, but after looking at Windows Phone it is both sexier and more useful.
- 11-07-2011, 05:58 PM #9
It takes no swipes on Windows phone :) all notification live tiles on the main screen let you phone do your work for you I think its great!
I wish MS made the message tile, call tile, e-mail tiles all Live to see who recently contacted you
- 11-07-2011, 06:02 PM #10
And I've always thought that the Windows interface in this case might just be better, although that might be subjective. It is definitely easier to look at.
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- 11-07-2011, 10:50 PM #15
The last thing I want is a user to be over hyped then disapointed in the next 2 weeks thats not good for the platform.
If you want to go from iOS to WP you need to know what to expect.