03-02-2013, 08:28 PM #1
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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.
- 03-02-2013, 08:55 PM #4
03-02-2013, 10:30 PM #6
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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!
- 03-02-2013, 10:52 PM #7
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.
- 03-02-2013, 11:28 PM #9
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.
- 03-02-2013, 11:34 PM #10
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"
03-02-2013, 11:41 PM #11
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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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- 03-02-2013, 11:56 PM #12
- 03-03-2013, 12:01 AM #13
03-03-2013, 06:03 AM #15
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- 03-03-2013, 10:16 PM #17
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.
- 03-04-2013, 01:16 AM #20
- 03-04-2013, 06:09 AM #22
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.
- 03-04-2013, 06:25 AM #23
- 03-04-2013, 06:41 AM #25
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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