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  1. Invaderhim's Avatar
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    I love hearing from other WP8 users as to me it seems like we're a group that has been forced into the underground, hiding from the android and iphone users and communicate with each other via a hidden radio frequency lol. But anyway I love my lumia 920 and hope to see it grow and become a valid platform and are wondering from fellow WP8 users if you have faith in the platform growing and become a true third choice in the smartphone market. I'd love to know what everyone thinks. Thanks.
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    Well MS has taken some steps in the right direction but there's a lotta work to be done. If a bit more market share is gained, I think more devs will come onboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blkacesvf41 View Post
    Well MS has taken some steps in the right direction but there's a lotta work to be done. If a bit more market share is gained, I think more devs will come onboard.
    while MS has taken some steps in the right direction, it has also taken many steps in the wrong way. Look at recent articles. They are slow, dragging at their feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonchai View Post
    while MS has taken some steps in the right direction, it has also taken many steps in the wrong way. Look at recent articles. They are slow, dragging at their feet.
    Like I said, there's lots of work to be done. I hate to be nothing but critical regarding a platform. I pretty much currently have them all. I have an iPad, BB PlayBook and Nexus 7. They all their strengths and weaknesses.
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    i do believe it will take third place in smartphone market share but it need more time most importantly windowsphone users need to be more patient
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    Like many people around here, I love WP8, but MS has been painfully slow in patching some obvious holes. Despite this,I do think that they may just be starting to sway public perception.

    Just a week after the 920 launch, I met with a number of my coworkers at a sales meeting. They all made jokes about my "Windoze" Phone and how heavy it was. We recently got together again and everyone was really curious about how I liked my phone. The Android users said that they were tired of the bugginess of their phones, but weren't willing to go to the small screen size of the iPhone 5, so as long as the 920 was more stable than their current devices they were willing to give it a try.

    The one iPhone user thought that the tiles looked really cool and he was ready for something different after three generations of iPhones.

    I know that this is just my experience, but the turnaround in people's openness to Windows Phone in just the last three months is remarkable. If this is happening on a more wide scale, then WP will have no problem achieving 3rd place!
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    I used to have faith, but it's quickly waning. The mess that is the WP8 syncing app and Xbox Music has pretty much ruined the WP8 experience from me. I couldn't have been happier with WP7 and Zune (that's not entirely true, there was stuff missing of course) and was an advocate for the platform. I just can't recommend either Windows8 or Windows Phone 8 to anyone, MS has failed in the execution completely. I think the idea is right, but MS is fumbling the ball in about every single corner.
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    I do have to agree with one thing, that MS is being just a little slower then I would like them to be but these things take time I'm sure.
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    I've had my 920 since release. I moved from an iPhone 4S. It was new and exciting. Now the little features that you take for granted, stuff that you said you could compromise for at the beginning, now annoy you. Annoy you. Annoy you even more until you ask yourself how you could be so stupid as to let all the bling blind you into something that doesn't work well. (Some more than others since we all use our phones differently)

    I won't go into everything as I will sound like a broken record but Microsoft is being painfully slow. If you want proof then look at all that Nokia does for the platform then compare what Microsoft is doing. I'm not talking about apps. I'm talking about core functionality.

    It is beyond frustrating.
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    I'm pretty sure that WP8 market share will explode when people start to use Windows 8 in mass. This will be the turning point that makes people recognize Windows phones even more and make them say:" Oh ok, its Windows 8 on your phone, I get it, I could use that"
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    I guess you could call me a blind MSheep, or a fan boy, or just an *****, but coming from a rooted Thunderbolt that I could never get to work right, even after the first day I bought it, I have to say I have absolute faith in WP8. Yes, its not perfect, but its been perfect for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatboy66 View Post
    I'm pretty sure that WP8 market share will explode when people start to use Windows 8 in mass. This will be the turning point that makes people recognize Windows phones even more and make them say:" Oh ok, its Windows 8 on your phone, I get it, I could use that"
    If that happens I might agree, it's a long ways from it now though. If I can go seamlessly from Phone to PC to Xbox using the same apps (only bought once) and the experience is consistent it'd be a hit. MS just cant come close to figuring that out and in the meantime basic functionality is being lost and broken. Of course Win8 is perhaps even more buggy and clumsy than WP8 right now so I don't see people more than tolerating it. Few use the start screen I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacchus1976 View Post
    If that happens I might agree, it's a long ways from it now though. If I can go seamlessly from Phone to PC to Xbox using the same apps (only bought once) and the experience is consistent it'd be a hit. MS just cant come close to figuring that out and in the meantime basic functionality is being lost and broken. Of course Win8 is perhaps even more buggy and clumsy than WP8 right now so I don't see people more than tolerating it. Few use the start screen I'm sure.
    I'm running Windows 8 Pro x64 on 4 year old laptop. It runs faster and uses fewer resources than Windows 7 Professional x64.

    I'll be getting a new ultrabook with touchscreen to take full advantage of Windows 8. However, I have no complaints about Windows 8.
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    I've had no issues with Win8 at all...

    As for WP8? I won't trust my life with it, but that goes equally for Apple and Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacchus1976 View Post
    If that happens I might agree, it's a long ways from it now though. If I can go seamlessly from Phone to PC to Xbox using the same apps (only bought once) and the experience is consistent it'd be a hit. MS just cant come close to figuring that out and in the meantime basic functionality is being lost and broken. Of course Win8 is perhaps even more buggy and clumsy than WP8 right now so I don't see people more than tolerating it. Few use the start screen I'm sure.
    I don't agree with you on W8. In fact, I find that the situation is opposite of what you said. I have been using Windows 8 since RTM and I have never had a single issue with it. I can't say the same for WP8 though. Numerous random reboots, numerous freezes and crashes. I'm beginning to feel tired rooting for WP8. If Microsoft doesn't do something about it, then I will be leaving this ship. I believe many feel the same too.
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    Id love to see them step it up! Competition drives innovation especially in the phone market, lets see something really cool!
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    I went from Windows to Android for three reasons. Lack of phone variety, to few apps and those tiles. Android is on so many different kinds of phones and has hundreds of thousands of apps available. I do see Windows Phones becoming big again, but always at the number 3 spot. BlackBerry will never overtake Windows. Microsoft has to much muscle. Please don't take this as trolling. I mean this with all respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider2040 View Post
    Just a week after the 920 launch, I met with a number of my coworkers at a sales meeting. They all made jokes about my "Windoze" Phone and how heavy it was. We recently got together again and everyone was really curious about how I liked my phone.
    Same story here. I'm starting to see more WPs than ever at work and people are beginning to accept WP as a serious alternative to iPhone/Android.
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    Things need to happen faster and they aren't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonchai View Post
    I don't agree with you on W8. In fact, I find that the situation is opposite of what you said. I have been using Windows 8 since RTM and I have never had a single issue with it. I can't say the same for WP8 though. Numerous random reboots, numerous freezes and crashes. I'm beginning to feel tired rooting for WP8. If Microsoft doesn't do something about it, then I will be leaving this ship. I believe many feel the same too.
    You should get a replacement phone if you have random reboots, freezes, and crashes. More likely hardware issues. I have couple friends with WP8 and they don't that issues you're talking about. In fact, I just ordered another Lumia 920 yesterday.
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    Currently waiting for the Galaxy S4, if by the time that its released WP8 hasn't fixed some of these issues "other storage" etc then I will be switching to android and see what they have to offer.
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    There are problems with WP8 that are not present on other platforms, and a lot of them are on the shoulders of Microsoft. That's as simple as I can put it.

    I like the concept behind Windows Phone, I'm very interested in developing for the platform... but at the end of the day, I will get things in my daily life completed faster with a Nexus 4 than with a Lumia 920. From notifications to multitasking to automation through Google Now, Android makes for a much smarter device than Windows Phone. It's a sad but true reality, and for me it's a compromise either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryNil View Post
    There are problems with WP8 that are not present on other platforms, and a lot of them are on the shoulders of Microsoft. That's as simple as I can put it.

    I like the concept behind Windows Phone, I'm very interested in developing for the platform... but at the end of the day, I will get things in my daily life completed faster with a Nexus 4 than with a Lumia 920. From notifications to multitasking to automation through Google Now, Android makes for a much smarter device than Windows Phone. It's a sad but true reality, and for me it's a compromise either way.
    But I think you are a minority. Overall, most people don't need true multitasking file system access, flash, and those horrid widgets. They just want a phone that works, and works well. Right now WP is missing alot, but I am trusting Microsoft to get in the game with WP, because they're screwed if they don't. (mobile is the future). Anyway, for those who want a phone with great integration and stability like an iPhone, but choice like an android, we can get Windows phone without paying an arm and a leg to apple or selling our data and life to google and the android mess. I think it will be a slower process than most users want, but WP will catch on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryNil View Post
    There are problems with WP8 that are not present on other platforms, and a lot of them are on the shoulders of Microsoft. That's as simple as I can put it.

    I like the concept behind Windows Phone, I'm very interested in developing for the platform... but at the end of the day, I will get things in my daily life completed faster with a Nexus 4 than with a Lumia 920. From notifications to multitasking to automation through Google Now, Android makes for a much smarter device than Windows Phone. It's a sad but true reality, and for me it's a compromise either way.
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    My experience with WP8 has been nothing but positive. I've had one total random reboot with my phone since I've got it, and it has been fluid, smooth and reliable all the way through. It has an exceptionally solid foundation - but there is a lot of work to be done. There's nothing to be done in terms of getting developers on board, aside from bribing or threatening them, so Microsoft needs to keep stepping on the gas to improve the o/s to bring users to the table. Once that happens, the development cycle will take on a life of its own.

    As for Windows 8 - I use it on my touchless laptop; and while it excels at touch interfaces, I haven't had a single problem,
    My next phone...
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