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  1. jmshub's Avatar
    The CEO of Ford constantly drives competitors vehicles. These are cars that cost $25K. I sure hope someone is using iOS and Android and BlackBerry at Microsoft. You need to examine the competition.
    02-10-2013 05:34 PM
  2. Ruined's Avatar
    Yeah Microsoft is cool like that. They will openly use competitors stuff to test it and see what they can learn. They don't pretend to be "above" trying other companies' stuff...
    02-10-2013 05:43 PM
  3. abel920's Avatar
    Well I wouldn't blame him, Android is the better phone experience as of right now.
    02-10-2013 06:01 PM
  4. jfa1's Avatar
    In this day and time you have to know whats up with your competition. TNot doing constant evaluation of competitors would be insanity!
    02-10-2013 06:18 PM
  5. Sam Sabri's Avatar
    Confession. I have an iPhone and I use it to test out iOS exclusive apps from time to time. It's a few years old, so I might pick up the iPad mini to do the same. But I think shutting out other operating systems is silly, you need to understand the competition.
    02-10-2013 07:01 PM
  6. jdhooghe's Avatar
    PDF reader has been performing on par with the WP7 adobe since the latest update. I also like that PDF files can now be uploaded to SkyDrive straight from WP which is something I couldn't do on WP7.
    I want the reader to be on par with Android and iOS, not WP7
    02-10-2013 07:38 PM
  7. eric12341's Avatar
    I want the reader to be on par with Android and iOS, not WP7
    The Adobe app in Android was horrible compared to WP7 latest version

    Well I wouldn't blame him, Android is the better phone experience as of right now.
    That's purely subjective and depends on what your needs are.
    02-10-2013 08:09 PM
  8. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Sorry about not posting the picture directly, for some reason WP8 won't allow picture posting at this moment:

    http://sdrv.ms/Y1YKtc
    Posts like this make me wish we could down vote posts on this forum.
    02-10-2013 09:58 PM
  9. itssimplyjeff1's Avatar
    I have a lumia 920, a nexus 7, and the new ipod touch

    never understood loyalty like that. all of the products are amazing. get the best of all worlds guys.

    edit: before my 920, i had a focus S, and a blackberry bold before that. always gotta change it up lol
    02-10-2013 10:07 PM
  10. lipper2000's Avatar
    Confession. I have an iPhone and I use it to test out iOS exclusive apps from time to time. It's a few years old, so I might pick up the iPad mini to do the same. But I think shutting out other operating systems is silly, you need to understand the competition.
    Ipad mini is probably the best consumption device going right now...my regular ipad collects dust as I find I use my laptop more as it's not comfortable to hold forever...if the regular ipad had a surface like setup I'd maybe use it more...the mini seems to be perfect for checking out sites, etc...still not a fan of android on tablets yet...getting there though.
    02-10-2013 10:31 PM
  11. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Thanks socialcarpet! Means a lot, bro.
    02-10-2013 10:39 PM
  12. aitt's Avatar
    Much ado about everything. You'd never seen Steve Jobs using anything but an Apple product.
    And look where that got Apple...
    02-10-2013 10:39 PM
  13. matthewryans's Avatar
    Steve Jobs actually used a Galaxy Tab 8.9 when it was released. He then sent an email to Jony Ive (?) and asked him about the possibility of an iPad mini.
    02-10-2013 10:40 PM
  14. thecaringkind's Avatar
    I usually carry an Android phone along with my Lumia 920 because I appreciate the features of both platforms. However I am not in Joe B's position & I'm sorry its just not a 'good look'.
    02-11-2013 12:08 AM
  15. JMBasquiat's Avatar
    The S3 is fine, but the horrible grammar is not. He should work on that ASAP.
    02-11-2013 12:27 AM
  16. DJRedLine's Avatar
    his people under him certainly did



    did
    Can't imagine many people under Steve jobs now unless your a coal miner. :)
    02-11-2013 06:21 AM
  17. crystal_planet's Avatar
    Can't imagine many people under Steve jobs now unless your a coal miner. :)
    Boom! And there it is.....

    Now, waiting for the "show some respect" crowd to chime in.
    02-11-2013 06:43 AM
  18. Abdul Rahman Noor's Avatar
    Guess the Xbox team can't own a Playstation either
    Yeah, and the CEO of Casio can't wear a Rolex either.

    The silly rules people come up with...
    02-11-2013 06:47 AM
  19. sd4f's Avatar
    Now Joe Belfiore has no excuse. WP8 can easily be as good as android, and with a bit of effort, surpass it. At the moment, it needs a couple of features thrown in, and a fair bit of polishing. I hope Joe Belfiore sees that, and get the WP8 team to work on those things, it would also be very good if some sort of commitment was made to bring out some of those features and tweaks, rather than just checking out the competition.
    02-11-2013 08:36 AM
  20. stmav's Avatar
    Boom! And there it is.....

    Now, waiting for the "show some respect" crowd to chime in.
    Or the "too soon?"
    02-11-2013 09:40 AM
  21. aubreyq's Avatar
    Testing out other smartphones is simply Joe doing his job.

    But I'm not sure what's up with Eric Schmidt using a BlackBerry for pleasure.

    Caught Black Handed! Google Chairman Eric Schmidt photographed while taking a photo with his BlackBerry (again!) | CrackBerry.com
    You DO know this Crackberry post is from July 2011, right?
    02-11-2013 12:37 PM
  22. Byzantium's Avatar
    The problem that nobody in this thread is mentioning is the fact that WP8 has drastically less features than every other competitor including Symbian phones and when you're a WP8 user and you see the man behind this OS using another phone, well, I can see why some people would consider it insulting, despite the logic behind it.
    02-11-2013 07:18 PM
  23. lipper2000's Avatar
    The problem that nobody in this thread is mentioning is the fact that WP8 has drastically less features than every other competitor including Symbian phones and when you're a WP8 user and you see the man behind this OS using another phone, well, I can see why some people would consider it insulting, despite the logic behind it.
    While there might be some features missing depending upon who you ask, it's always a case of which features are really needed and which are not. People on forums have no idea how product management works and that one of the biggest killers of a product is adding features upon features...simple is killer and also the most difficult thing to achieve...
    I'm not arguing the platform couldn't use a notification centre or a particular feature I'm just stating that I personally would not want to get like Android or windows mobile in the past or even the old BB OS (prior to BB10) which had an insane amount of settings that 99% of people never would use in a million years.
    02-11-2013 07:57 PM
  24. Byzantium's Avatar
    one of the biggest killers of a product is adding features upon features...simple is killer and also the most difficult thing to achieve...
    Is that why Android has 53% of the US Smartphone market? Too many features?

    Nobody is going to use Windows Phone if it can't do most of what the competition can do, at the very least.
    02-11-2013 08:10 PM
  25. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Well I wouldn't blame him, Android is the better phone experience as of right now.
    If you think that, why are you even on a Windows Phone forum?
    02-11-2013 09:51 PM
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