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    1. ..is ugly?
    I'm going to make the switch from Blackberry and have been signed up on the mobile nations sites for Android, Windows and WebOS (NEVER FOR IPHONE!!!!)

    I've been trying to find things to like about winphone, but I think compared to Android, WebOS and even Blackberry, the UI is just ugly. Well, maybe not ugly, just plain old plain. Nothing interesting, certainly not exciting.

    Will continue to look, but functionality offers nothing either over the other platforms.

    I may be missing something, so thought I'd post and get some feedback, don't want to insult anyone, but really would like to know what's to like here.

    If you have a minute and really like the Win Phone, please enlighten me. If I am missing something, I'd like to discover it before I pull the trigger and make the switch.
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    I actually find the UI refreshing and exciting. May I ask what you don't like in particular?

    I used an iPhone for 3yrs, my wife has had a blackberry and I used that. I got tired of the iPhone and decided to give a Windows phone (the HTC Titan) a chance. I was really up in the air between Windows and Android for my next phone but I've been really happy with the experience thus far (1.5weeks).

    I don't think the Windows phone is for everyone, but for me it works and I have a lot of co-workers really considering a Windows phone after playing with mine.
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    I don't really see the ugly in it. I really love the UI.

    Though I will say that it is MUCH better in motion. Like when you scroll through the front tiles. Seeing the little bounce when it reaches the end like it hit a wall. Or seeing text squash and stretch in browser when you hit the end of a page swiping down.

    It's a lot of little things that you really don't get to see unless it's in motion.
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    I find these kind of posts funny. If you find it ugly, then nothing we say will change your mind. Its not like we have any power to change the UI.
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    Yeah know, to be true, the interface is kind of ugly in static pictures. I agree, and always felt that way. But the pictures do not tell the whole story, and you REALLY have to interact with one to really get a sense of the UI, and it is a truly wonderful UI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaap View Post
    I find these kind of posts funny. If you find it ugly, then nothing we say will change your mind. Its not like we have any power to change the UI.
    ^this

    you came from blackberry and find this os ugly?

    Lol..

    I like how it is a coherent whole instead of pieced together like android.
    Last edited by djdtox; 12-05-2011 at 08:36 PM.
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    Checking in.
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    So pages and pages of app icons is attractive? Live tiles flip over, show images, messages, information...how is that uglier or more "plain" than a static icon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm5101 View Post
    So pages and pages of app icons is attractive? Live tiles flip over, show images, messages, information...how is that uglier or more "plain" than a static icon?
    Well said!

    I think it's just because the can't put a purdy picture in the backround.
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    Hmm, well guess you told me. I've played with the Titan, it's a bit of -meh-. Great hardware, but Win7 phone just doesn't make it for me.

    Yes, Blackberry is also now -meh- that's why I've decided to switch.

    Like I said, didn't want to insult, just gave my impression, but got insults anyway rather than information and opinion that would give me reason to continue to look.

    Sorry I wasted the blog space. My post count will now remain at 2 for infinity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big D5 View Post
    Checking in.
    Stop padding your post count sir! =P


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    Quote Originally Posted by rootbrain View Post
    Hmm, well guess you told me. I've played with the Titan, it's a bit of -meh-. Great hardware, but Win7 phone just doesn't make it for me.

    Yes, Blackberry is also now -meh- that's why I've decided to switch.

    Like I said, didn't want to insult, just gave my impression, but got insults anyway rather than information and opinion that would give me reason to continue to look.

    Sorry I wasted the blog space. My post count will now remain at 2 for infinity.
    well what were you expecting?

    like I posted, the design is coherent and flows throughout the entire experience..

    This gets away from the boring, typical rows of icons and tries to do something fresh.

    I really think it succeeds.

    It's artistic as much as it is functional imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by rootbrain View Post
    Hmm, well guess you told me. I've played with the Titan, it's a bit of -meh-. Great hardware, but Win7 phone just doesn't make it for me.

    Yes, Blackberry is also now -meh- that's why I've decided to switch.

    Like I said, didn't want to insult, just gave my impression, but got insults anyway rather than information and opinion that would give me reason to continue to look.

    Sorry I wasted the blog space. My post count will now remain at 2 for infinity.
    The way you started the thread seemed like you had your mind made up already.

    Multiple user suggested that once you need to see it in motion, that may change your opinion about it... Yet you only saw a few comments that you may consider "negative" responses (although I didn't take any of those posts that way). Almost seems like that's what you were looking for.

    Can you please explain how WebOS and Blackberry aren't plain to you versus WP?

    Maybe you're confusing a clean interface with plain?

    I have all of the platforms you mentioned and find blackberry and webOS to be what you are calling WP.


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    Its the only different OS and its refreshing, and works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rootbrain View Post
    Hmm, well guess you told me. I've played with the Titan, it's a bit of -meh-. Great hardware, but Win7 phone just doesn't make it for me.

    Yes, Blackberry is also now -meh- that's why I've decided to switch.

    Like I said, didn't want to insult, just gave my impression, but got insults anyway rather than information and opinion that would give me reason to continue to look.

    Sorry I wasted the blog space. My post count will now remain at 2 for infinity.
    Really? You thought "Hey, here is something I don't like... I am going to go onto an internet forum dedicated to this exact thing that I don't like and tell all those people who love it why I don't like it. I am sure I will get great responses from people who want to discuss it with me!"


    Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaliZorah View Post
    Really? You thought "Hey, here is something I don't like... I am going to go onto an internet forum dedicated to this exact thing that I don't like and tell all those people who love it why I don't like it. I am sure I will get great responses from people who want to discuss it with me!"


    Really?
    He still didn't tell us the reasons he has those feelings.

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    I find the WP7 platform elegant highly polished and intuitive. Everyone I showed my Titan to was simply amazed how nice the UI is and how fluid it runs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rootbrain View Post
    1. ..is ugly?
    I'm going to make the switch from Blackberry and have been signed up on the mobile nations sites for Android, Windows and WebOS (NEVER FOR IPHONE!!!!)

    I've been trying to find things to like about winphone, but I think compared to Android, WebOS and even Blackberry, the UI is just ugly. Well, maybe not ugly, just plain old plain. Nothing interesting, certainly not exciting.

    Will continue to look, but functionality offers nothing either over the other platforms.

    I may be missing something, so thought I'd post and get some feedback, don't want to insult anyone, but really would like to know what's to like here.

    If you have a minute and really like the Win Phone, please enlighten me. If I am missing something, I'd like to discover it before I pull the trigger and make the switch.
    If I were you, I'd just get an Android. Microsoft is really embracing the Metro UI design, and putting it in all their products. If you think it's ugly now, you're going to want to stick in the blender at some point during a two year contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rootbrain View Post
    Hmm, well guess you told me. I've played with the Titan, it's a bit of -meh-. Great hardware, but Win7 phone just doesn't make it for me.

    Yes, Blackberry is also now -meh- that's why I've decided to switch.

    Like I said, didn't want to insult, just gave my impression, but got insults anyway rather than information and opinion that would give me reason to continue to look.

    Sorry I wasted the blog space. My post count will now remain at 2 for infinity.
    Well is seams your done with this and sense I don't see one insult here as you suggest I think I will close this thread.

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