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  1. Manu2192's Avatar
    Contest Entry
    02-06-2010 01:22 PM
  2. asciiwar#WP's Avatar
    3) its definitely a place holder, which is really annoying to be frank. Even though people are waiting for WinMo7, for an enterprise user (like myself), MS is telling us to wait until WinMo 8 (yes, 8!) before we can have the secure enterprise experience that RIM is already offering. (and while I've used BBs in the past, I'm waiting for WinMo to get its act together so I can get a TouchPro2 or whatever version they're on before my work allows them onto the network)

    As a filler, its to not lose too much marketshare to Android, and also to show that MS hasnt completely given up on the platform. (and until it now, it seems like it practically did)
    02-06-2010 10:46 PM
  3. Manu2192's Avatar
    Enjoyed The Full Review! Contest Entry
    02-07-2010 10:56 AM
  4. Fdo35's Avatar
    Isn't this whole contest thing supposed to be over now?
    02-07-2010 10:00 PM
  5. Manu2192's Avatar
    Contest Entry
    02-08-2010 12:15 PM
  6. Fdo35's Avatar
    Wow, this is STILL going on. I'm pretty sure that the contest threads are supposed to be closed when the contest is over, or at least that's what all of the other sites have done.
    02-08-2010 08:02 PM
  7. Manu2192's Avatar
    Contest Entry
    02-09-2010 04:42 PM
  8. FaustXD9's Avatar
    Personally, with the apparent leap in hardware requirements coming with WM7, I don't see any compelling reason to buy a WM phone at this point. I personally have a Fuze and with the custom ROMs it is still working like a champ. My contract expires towards the end of the year and I really would like to see what next year brings in devices. I think the HD2 is the one I am drooling for now, but if that is the HW minimum for 7 then I want to wait for a better model.

    The thing that irks me about the WM ecosystem is that once you buy a device, your support pretty much ends. There are few software updates and you can usually forget about getting an upgrade to a totally new version outside of the enthusiast community. I am really worried about HTC and the other companies clamping down on the software leaks. At least with Android the source is more or less out there for people to use. I really hope MS fixes this with 7 and that they start marking devices with an software update assurance for a certain time. Of course by the time we get the new devices, they have been around for such a long time that they are no longer the newest ones available. Hopefully MS and the other OS comapnies force the carriers for a little better support.
    02-09-2010 05:17 PM
  9. Fdo35's Avatar
    I heard this is supposed to be over on Thursday, or at least that's AndroidCentral's plan.
    02-09-2010 07:24 PM
  10. tmo-berry's Avatar
    Build quality is on par with any other operating system and I liked my t-mobile shadow and hopefully once the HD2 comes to the states that would be awesome.
    02-10-2010 12:31 AM
  11. Luis A Rivera's Avatar
    I'm truly amazed at the versatility of WM phones at this point. The ability to modify WM phones provides an unexpected sense of freedom I did not have using other phone platforms. However, I'm constantly searching new ways to modify my TP2 which in turn nullifies the main reason way I purchased the phone in the first place: productivity. For better or worse, my TP2 has become more of a toy than a tool.
    02-10-2010 12:55 AM
  12. tmo-berry's Avatar
    i would love win. The HD2 is awesome.
    02-10-2010 01:08 AM
  13. cbsweet7's Avatar
    I love the HD2 and I wish it would come to Verizon! I also can't wait to see 7 unveiled at mwc this weekend!
    02-10-2010 08:22 AM
  14. NoNoiPhone4me's Avatar
    I am a Windows Mobile user, owning an AT&T Fuze to be exact, but my wife is an iPhone lover. In fact, we switched from Sprint to AT&T just so she could get an iPhone. And truthfully, while I think the iPhone platform is lacking, I can see why the "love" for the Apple iPhone.

    Ironically, I think the greatest strength of the WinMo phones -- their differences from one another -- is their greatest weakness: they are just so varied from one another. With WinMo phones, you never seem to get "everything" that's advertised.

    For example, take the AT&T Tilt 2 and the HTC HD2: my personal two favorite WinMo devices and, incidentally, the two WinMo phones in the current Round Robin. The Tilt 2 has a nice keyboard (which I personally prefer) and a great speakerphone setup. However, it lacks the capacitance screen of the HD2. Moreover, from what I am hearing, there are still many (most?) third-party Windows Mobile applications that cannot use the capacitance screen of the HD2. So whichever one you may ultimately choose, there is a sense that you are compromising because of what it lacks when compared to the other.

    With the Apple iPhone, you don't have that problem. Yes, a 32GB iPhone 3Gs is superior to a 16 GB iPhone 3G but it is just that, superior. There is no sense of compromising when you choose one over the other; you know what you are getting. Whatever iPhone you choose, you are getting the best iPhone you can get for the money you are willing to spend. You simply cannot say the same for a WinMo phone and, ultimately, I think that hurts their sales.

    And I praise the iPhone even while I am not overly impressed by the UI. To me, HTC Sense makes their WinMo phones just as "friendly" (and more versatile) than the iPhone UI.

    Of course, the iPhone has a truly amazing store and the "brilliance" of the screen is definitely better than anything I have seen on a WinMo phone. That helps the iPhone, too. But I think that one of the reasons that iPhones are outselling WinMo phone (and Android phones, too, for that matter) is that with a WinMo phone you are always feeling that you had to compromise something.
    02-10-2010 10:07 AM
  15. Manu2192's Avatar
    Contest Entry
    02-10-2010 12:15 PM
  16. Bassmanbob's Avatar
    Im thinking with the arrival of Windows Mobile 7 that the iPhone will be left trailing in its wake...:)
    02-10-2010 07:33 PM
  17. Fdo35's Avatar
    Almost over...
    02-10-2010 08:56 PM
  18. bassoprofundo's Avatar
    Another user with a divided household... I'd have to pry my wife's Iphone from her cold, dead hands, and I'm having a hard time getting away from WinMo permanently. Besides my current WinMo phone (Palm Treo Pro), I have an Iphone and have experience with several Symbian devices, Blackberries, and even (gasp) PalmOS devices. There are things I love about the other platforms, but I just keep coming back to Windows Mobile. In it's current state, there's nothing thrilling about it, but it just works for what I need.

    My primary requirement at the moment is flawless Outlook sync. Since I don't have a corporate phone at the moment, and since my company would sooner execute minions than allow them to connect personal phones to the corporate Exchange environment, I need desktop sync. I found the Iphone quite useful (and much more fun) on a daily basis, but the Itunes sync process absolutely destroyed my corporate exchange calendar not once, but twice, and I swear it'll never happen again. None of the other platforms handle recurring appointments natively the way that the Activesync/WMDC + mobile Outlook combo does. The Itunes sync actually caused recurring appointments sent by others to skew by a couple of hours while still showing the correct time on the Iphone (and yes, I checked my time zone config AND everything else). In the end, there was no solution but to restore my own appointments and have everyone else resend theirs, which was embarrassing to say the least. While not as drastic on the other platforms, I found that the Nokia suite, Palm Desktop, and the BB Desktop Sync all had their own set of issues while the WinMo solution kept on chugging.

    Add the above to the fact that I can pretty much do whatever I want with any of my Windows Mobile devices. No draconian carrier or vendor restrictions, vibrant 3rd-party dev/hack communities (i.e.- XDA devs), free unlock solutions... If I don't like it, I can change it. With the exception of Android devices, which are really just now starting to come into their own, no other major platform offers that flexibility. It got really old having to "break the rules" on my iphone just to change my homescreen, springboard, or to do something simple like add thumbnails to my contact list view. Argh... makes me mad just thinking about it! I'll end my rant now, but while I love to toy with other platforms, I'll be sticking with WinMo for now and am hoping for big things out of WM7!
    02-11-2010 09:54 AM
  19. bschiav's Avatar
    Trying really hard to restrain from jokes about Rene's profile picture...but...okay...I can be civil.

    No, something has to be said...seriously...I thought WinMo users were geeks...it looks like a 13 year old girl's Bedazzled Myspace photo...sorry

    anyways...the real point of this post was to get something in for the contest.
    02-11-2010 10:12 AM
  20. n0ppw's Avatar
    Contest entry.
    02-11-2010 03:03 PM
  21. Manu2192's Avatar
    Contest Entry*
    02-11-2010 07:36 PM
  22. Fdo35's Avatar
    Almost over...
    02-12-2010 01:28 AM
  23. Manu2192's Avatar
    Entry
    02-12-2010 11:10 AM
  24. asciiwar#WP's Avatar
    is this over yet?
    02-12-2010 02:06 PM
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