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  1. Darius Slepikas's Avatar
    Probably yes, but not sure about Microsoft's approach in phone design. I had Lumia 625, then 535, now I'm using Lumia 830 and I really like the design of the latter one... It's just perfect. But I cannot say the same about Microsoft branded phones. They don't look bad, they may be even considered elegant, but apart that they raise no other emotions. As for WP OS, I really like it and have no complaints. Will probably miss Nokish design...
    09-14-2015 09:25 AM
  2. Johnny Tremaine's Avatar
    Apple has THRIVED in the desktop/laptop market for 30 years with 3 to 8 percent share, why cant Windows Phone do the same?
    See, people keep saying stuff like this, without doing some more digging about it.
    Apple can thrive with laptops and desktops at single digit share, these days it's in the low teens btw, since it serves the >$1000 per unit, end of the market. Their margins on each product sold, as a hardware manufacturer are the envy of all other hardware manufacturers.
    Windows phones on the other hand, have a single digit worldwide share, at the lowest end of the phone market, with devices in the <$100 range, with next to zero margin, and Microsoft probably *loses* money on every device sold.

    See the difference?
    09-14-2015 09:45 AM
  3. osurickbee's Avatar
    Absolutely - unless somehow carriers get in the way, which I do not forsee/
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    09-14-2015 09:55 AM
  4. WinCoffee's Avatar
    I just love desing of Windows. I'm not angry fan boy who **** on myself because W10M isn't WP 8.1. I love W10mobile and it's just huge improve from WP 8.1 and let's us customize look of our phone! Some people say it's just redesinged Android. I think that just B-s*it. If something good is always just "Redesing android" then I guess it is...
    09-14-2015 10:01 AM
  5. Joaquim Reis's Avatar
    Yes, but not in the near future. Currently i have a 1520, and it was the worse decision i made. The equipment is great, but the OS its not ready for being a good replacement for the other OS's. Lack of some funcionalities, lack of apps (BIG time), MS prioritizing other platforms instead of their own... are big problems that NEED to be fixed before WM can be considered good.
    And unfortunately even IF wm10 can fix these problems, it will require time (in future updates, as the actual features of wm10 are just... meh, and apps will take their time to arrive) that i am not willing to wait.
    Also, the UGLY new flagship is a MASSIVE turndown.
    09-14-2015 10:17 AM
  6. thundr51's Avatar
    Hey OP, you should add a poll to this thread. Results would interesting to say the least.
    JoyfullJuneBug likes this.
    09-14-2015 10:18 AM
  7. mark p1's Avatar
    Honestly yes I would. I have had Android and IPhone before. Yes they may have 1.5 million apps. But there just bragging rights phones. The geeks have windows phone. I will upgrade and get a Lumia 950. I have a Lumia 640 at the moment. Its not bad. Shame about the camera.

    But yes truthfully love the windows eco system. No having to do everything through I-tunes. And the most importantly the Windows OS. is sandboxed like IOS so no viruses unless you jailbreak your phone.

    So overall Microsoft will bring out ground breaking phones in October, and Windows 10 mobile will be a viable OS option. not a joke anymore. Like the old days. how many apps does your windowsphone have. well now were up to 26. lol.

    Roll October 19th I think. the world will be shocked and amazed.
    09-14-2015 11:17 AM
  8. Mike Bourbon's Avatar
    these days it's in the low teens btw,
    netmarketshare(dot)com has Desktop Market Share (Meaning machines with OSX installed) at 7.53%. I have never personally seen it over 9% in worldwide market share.....
    Furthermore - they can lose money on Windows Phone as long as Android makers keep paying them a license fee per device sold. Once Android develops itself past MS owned proprietary coding, which it will, MS will have $0 income from Android. Building a mobile platform now is key while it costs almost nothing to do. Going to Android would bite them in the *** when they eventually stop collecting from device makers. Windows will stick around and eventually become a much bigger player then they are now.....
    09-14-2015 12:59 PM
  9. Brenninhowz's Avatar
    I am Brazilian, and I started using windows phone why android phones and iphone are very expensive here, about 3x the amount paid player in the United States.
    Like a lot, but as I said the financial conditions and high prices for here do not collaborate. Very happy with my lumia 630, purchased by R $ 600, about $ 200. But I learned that it will not receive the 10 windows mobile, is this real? this happens I will be very disappointed, and soon I can not buy another set. I love Brazil, but the corrupt rulers steal and we have to pay.
    09-14-2015 01:22 PM
  10. alpha beta gaga's Avatar
    i don't think i would. basic stuff i take for granted on my laptop i struggle to replicate on my l920.

    i ask cortana for a 10 minute timer and i get a stupid list of web results. i should immediately get a 10 minute timer counting down

    more basic stuff like this

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    it feels as if android / ios are both evolving at a great pace. win 8.1 just plays catch up far too many times. the future is apps according to apple (apple tv) yet so many apps are either under-developed or completely non existant on win phone
    09-14-2015 01:30 PM
  11. Puspal Mondal1's Avatar
    I am already a Lumia user for more than 4 years and frankly telling that my answer is " NO". Microsoft is good in pc but not in their mobile device. A huge app missing,lack of new invention, lack of software update, absence of flagship device, these are the drawbacks of Lumia. It is so backward now that lumia never ever can catch ios and android.I was a huge Microsoft follower but day by day they become bad to worst.....I will never ever buy lumia again.
    09-14-2015 01:31 PM
  12. astrocramp's Avatar
    I've bounced around quite a bit. I started my smartphone days with a Samsung i720 after using an HP200LX as my organizer. Then went to Palm. Then back to Windows with a Motorola Q. From there to Android on a Motorola Droid 2 Global. Then to a Motorola Napoleon (prototype hardware), on to iPhone 3GS, then HTC Trophy with Windows Phone 7, to HTC 8X with Windows Phone 8, and now I'm currently on an iPhone 5S and due to an upgrade. I've tolerated or at least appreciated all my devices except my Droid which lagged and crashed at every turn.

    My answer is yes, I most definitely would go back to Windows 10 on a great device. I'm getting tired of my iPhone and iOS in general so it's time to switch either to W10 or Android.

    If history is any guide, smartphone wars are never "over" and companies will dominate for 5 years or so then completely collapse. I don't know what the next step is, but I like where Microsoft is going with Windows 10 and am intrigued by Continuum. If that actually works I'll jump on board.
    09-14-2015 01:31 PM
  13. rtimi26's Avatar
    Absolutely, if there are more than just Microsoft as OEM then we can have a better choice to choose from like for instance Samsung making a windows tablet again with a 12" screen size and a phone with the specs of the Note 5 would be a great addition to my windows collection.
    Kevin Rush and JoyfullJuneBug like this.
    09-14-2015 02:45 PM
  14. Bataar's Avatar
    It depends on how soon the Lumia 950s come out. The battery in my Lumia 1520 is definitely on its last legs. I've been thinking about jumping ship because the app/services gap is finally getting painful, but I wanted to at least give Windows 10 a shot. If my battery is too far gone before the 950 comes out, I'll have to jump to Android.
    09-14-2015 05:50 PM
  15. TwoClipz's Avatar
    I agree with Bataar.. the gap is getting too big and painful.
    I'm an early adopter from the Surface RT to the Band, but its seems like everything is either way too slow to come to market or uninspiring.
    If Cityman comes out soon enough then I'll probably get it just as a temp phone until a Surface phone comes out... but if its going to continue to take forever for a high-end Microsoft phone.... then I'm jumping ship. You can only champion the brand for so long, with letdown after let down.
    09-14-2015 06:13 PM
  16. DracheMitch's Avatar
    I absolutely would, if the price makes sense for the hardware offered. I don't have any of the problems that you are having. My bank doesn't have an app for Windows Phone, either, but I work for a company that has direct deposit, and fortunately I don't live pay-cheque to pay-cheque, so it isn't necessary to constantly check my balance (sorry about your situation :-( )

    I also don't need an app for my GoPro, but it is nice there is one. If you're trying to do anything with video on a smartphone, nothing about it is professional, not even "semi". I do any video editing with Vegas on my PC.

    I like that my phone can do a lot of things, but I do not need it to replace my PC, because I have a PC.

    I do understand that not everyone can afford a PC, a tablet and a phone. I guess you would be better off with an Android device if you do not have the luxury of owning a real computer. But for me, I am really happy with Windows Phone, and I will most likely buy the next Lumia flagship when my Lumia 930 gets "long in the tooth".
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    09-14-2015 06:21 PM
  17. EdgarAbdiel's Avatar
    I do!!
    09-14-2015 06:51 PM
  18. Blacklac's Avatar
    These are still Nokia designed devices, so... I'll wait and see a true Microsoft phone before I decide. ;). (People don't realise how far ahead phones are designed.)

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    09-14-2015 07:29 PM
  19. Normanton's Avatar
    Depends on whether there will be a new 1020. Panasonic recently released the CM1 with a larger sensor and running Android. If I was shopping for a new phone, I would get that one.
    09-14-2015 07:59 PM
  20. kingjah's Avatar
    Absolutely, But if L950 doesn't land on US Verizon. I'm getting an IPhone. but I will always hate Verizon for this and will abandon them as soon as another carrier gets acceptable coverage in my area.
    09-14-2015 09:02 PM
  21. HiroEX's Avatar
    It would be absolutely awesome if MS did what apple was doing and launched their own financing program for an unlocked windows phone usable on any carrier. That way you get the unlocked goodness (no carrier delays on updates) without being limited to X carriers horrible windows phone collection. I recently switched from AT&T to VZW (went from a 920/925 to an S6 Edge... definitely an interesting experience that I'd love to write about some day, but not now), but pretty concerned over my options when MS releases an exciting WP flagship.

    Oh forgot to add: Not too psyched for the cityman, but the surface phone sounds intriguing!
    If they can get astoria to run well, I'd consider the cityman.
    I absolutely miss the keyboard/spellcheck on WP, and the browser as well, W10 runs poorly on certain apps on my 925.
    Microsoft, please show that you are taking things seriously :)
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    09-15-2015 01:12 AM
  22. Patrick Hoque's Avatar
    I have been on the WP train for 4-5 years now with the Lumia 800, 720 and now the 939. I absolutely love the design and UI.
    I have started having my doubts for quite some time now. I have multiple devices that require specific apps which I can't have which I have lived with but with the good progress of Android/iOS I really feel that we on WP are falling behind and if it doesn't get much better with Win10 (+ the quite horrid design of the leaked pictures for the new flagships) I do see myself moving over to iOS or Android
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    09-15-2015 01:39 AM
  23. faith3935's Avatar
    i don't think i would. basic stuff i take for granted on my laptop i struggle to replicate on my l920.

    i ask cortana for a 10 minute timer and i get a stupid list of web results. i should immediately get a 10 minute timer counting down

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    it feels as if android / ios are both evolving at a great pace. win 8.1 just plays catch up far too many times. the future is apps according to apple (apple tv) yet so many apps are either under-developed or completely non existant on win phone
    Tell me about it it. That's one thing that frustrated me about Cortana. There is a work around though. Try saying "set alarm for 10 minutes"
    09-15-2015 02:06 AM
  24. Lloyyd's Avatar
    Depends on upcoming smartwatch compatibility. I love my Pebble but I want to upgrade this year. If WP10 still won't get official support for Pebble or other smartwatches, I'm sadly out.
    09-15-2015 05:24 AM
  25. Pradeep Kalburgi's Avatar
    I'm just waiting for windows 10 mobile to be released and see how it goes through. Also we see if all the official apps are released on w10m and then we decide future course of action. Microsoft has released their own apps on ios and android and that too with great features that we are yet to see on wp. If things doesn't change even after w10m then unwilling have to move to android. Sad but true 😡
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    09-15-2015 05:45 AM
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