06-11-2013 12:26 AM
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  1. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    If you hop around on the internet, you will see two words being used for describing WP. Fast and Fresh. That, IMO, says it all.
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    06-03-2013 04:05 AM
  2. o4liberty's Avatar
    I started off with the HTC Trophy then the 822 now I have the 928 and couldn't be happier! Window devices are simple but cover all that I need on a daily basis. The one big factor for me is how smooth they work with no issues like android and blackberry.
    Sent from my RM-860_nam_usa_100 using Board Express
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    06-03-2013 04:33 AM
  3. Troyseph's Avatar
    I love having everything accessible in SkyDrive at anytime on any device. I started with the Trophy, then Radar 4G, then Lumia 710, then Lumia 920, and now I am playing with the simplicity of the Lumia 510. Nokia, by far, has been my favorite manufacturer. Their camera tech can't be topped. I can't wait to get the 925 in T-mobile. Let me know if you have any questions. I can REALLY speak to the OS.
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    06-03-2013 07:55 PM
  4. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    Is there a "phone calls only" feature built into WP8? Basically, I want to be able to silence all notifications but still allow phone calls through. Is this easy to do in WP8?
    06-04-2013 01:08 PM
  5. Troyseph's Avatar
    It isn't a feature in WP8. You could accomplish it my going into the ringtones + sounds settings and selecting (none) for the sounds for emails, text, and alerts.
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    06-04-2013 05:45 PM
  6. berty6294's Avatar
    Xbox Music
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    06-04-2013 05:52 PM
  7. ChouPigu's Avatar
    Please pardon the blogorrhea.

    I started with an iPhone 3GS. Had it all of a week, before I decided I hated playing in Apple's walled garden. Broke the contract, paid the hefty penalty, and still sold it for a small profit.

    Went to a Droid X. While at the time, it was top of the line, it began to show it's age real fast. It became slower and slower, more and more a pig. No amount of SBFs would remedy that.

    Got a Transformer tablet to try and assuage my growing discontent with the platform.

    Got a Surface Pro at launch, and my journey toward the dark side began. The Android hate started to flow through me. The TF gathered dust. The DX was nearly skipped across many a pond.

    Even so, the Lumia 928 was a hard sell. I first saw it on vacation at a Windows store. Sexy, yes, but I had platform anxiety. What about Google Maps? Youtube? I heard the Windows store sucks. I have no idea how to use this thing!

    After a week of agonizing indecision, I finally said "screw it," and jumped in head-first. That was one week ago, and I'm glad I took the chance. I'm amazed at how fast and responsive it is, and how well integrated the entire experience is. I either don't miss my old apps, or have already found replacements. My journey is complete.

    I can't say I won't ever go back. I can't promise I won't get the 7 month itch again, but I was never as impressed with either iOS or Android as I am with WP8. It's simple, like iOS, yet elegant like neither.

    I'm still learning the device and platform, and I'm sure I'll have many stupid questions to ask you guys in the near future. Thanks.
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    06-04-2013 07:00 PM
  8. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    Do any of you have experience with the Nokia Lumia 521 and would you recommend it as a good phone for people who want to give WP8 a try without breaking the bank?
    06-05-2013 12:14 AM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    Do any of you have experience with the Nokia Lumia 521 and would you recommend it as a good phone for people who want to give WP8 a try without breaking the bank?
    Yes and yes. But remember it is locked to T-Mobile. If that's OK, the 521 coupled with T-Mobile's $30/month plan means you can't experience WP8 for a better price!
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    06-05-2013 01:06 AM
  10. Troyseph's Avatar
    I just got the 521 on T-mobile and love it. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles as the 925, but if you like it, then just pickup the 925 when it comes out in about a month. The T-mobile network is getting better and better, and I use the WiFi calling feature when I am in the office and hone, due to low signal at these locations. People said the screen wasn't good and the camera weak, but the screen is great and the camera is good.
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    06-05-2013 07:24 AM
  11. medway01's Avatar
    I never planned on getting a windows 8 phone, I was deep in to android as all my family have androids. Before last Christmas I had a play with aa demo windows 8 phone in a local store, I was impressed with its speed but to be honest, I thought it may be a store con, you know, show the top line model to show it off, well at my age I consider all the angles :-)

    A few weeks ago I read something MS said about its phone, how people will be able to type in a windows phone, I cant remember the exact wording but it caught my attention because at the time my android was a pain to type on, it also had low call volume compared to my old but dead wilfire s. So I thought about windows phone for a few days but resigned myself to sticking with andoid and its quirky ways.

    By chance I was walking past a store and spotted the W1 on offer so went to have a look and a play, I dont need top end phones with top end cameras because I own a few top end cameras :-) after playing with the W1 for a while I was hooked, the keyboard just worked and was nice to use, the audio volume was enough for me to hear and the speed, wow, it was fast. I bought one knowing only to well it will be different from android and knowing it will be missing a ton of stuff that I was used to using, vpn for one thing and the android app to test the wifi, I use that a lot as it saved me digging out the wifi analyser, its ok for a quick and dirty test, sadly on windows 8 phone thats never going to be ported over so I'm stuck carrying two phones sometimes. Ok its handy to keep my hand in with android I suppose and windows 8 phone isnt that hard to learn and at least it works in the most part for calls, text and email and once the fights over with the music app, ( Think I won that one ) music as well, I dont engage in social media that much.

    Another thing is I dont have to worry about security so much, for now the apps are secure and there is little possibility of some nasty exploit being used through an app. I didnt know how secure this was till after I got my phone, I see it as a bonus really.
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    06-05-2013 04:28 PM
  12. baseballbert's Avatar
    In the summer of 2011 got tired of waiting for the next iPhone. Kept making trips to an AT&T store to demo phones.

    I knew I didn't want an Amdroid phone (great devices, just wasn't for me), or a BB (loved my Curve, still best text/email phone Ive had yet, but wanted something newer), and slowly but surely WP grew on me. The more articles i read, the more I wanted to give it a shot.

    Picked up a Focus, then the 900 to a 920!
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    06-05-2013 10:35 PM
  13. lesd777's Avatar
    After I was given a Samsung Focus, I was truly amazed by how smooth the wp7 OS ran. I then ran the android S2 skyrocket for almost a year(still a great phone) but kind of missed the WP OS, so at wp8 release I had to have it. Still enjoying my 920 every day.
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    06-05-2013 10:44 PM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I got tired of the battery life issues with Android as a daily driver and was already disinterested in iOS. I was choosing between WP and BB at the time. While I liked BB, I wanted something more modern and enjoyed the visual aesthetics of WP. From the Mozart to the Focus S to HTC Titan to Lumia 810 + 8X, I've been validated in my choice with choosing WP as my daily driver. Very satisfied.
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    06-05-2013 10:50 PM
  15. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    This decision is turning out to be more difficult than I expected.

    I'm taking a serious look at the Lumia 928, BlackBerry Q10 or Z10, and iPhone 5. (I'm so over Android after having a Galaxy Nexus for a year. It's not in the picture for me.)

    I can see the good and bad in each platform, and I wish I could just take the best elements of each and create my own "super smartphone".

    A week ago, I was set on going BlackBerry. But after reading the WPCentral forums and product reviews, Windows Phone 8 is really growing on me.

    Last night I started making my own side-by-side comparison chart between the Lumia 928, BB Q10, BB Z10, and iPhone 5. I was kind of surprised by what I've come up with so far.

    On paper, the BB10 devices have the best overall hardware and the best OS, yet they have the weakest app support. iPhone 5 has the weakest hardware (by today's standards) and dated OS, but the best app support. The Lumia 928 is somewhere in the middle. And that right there is a big reason I might go Windows Phone.

    The more I research, the more I think Windows Phone really has the potential to explode in popularity as a mobile computing platform - especially as it matures over time. And if it does gain that momentum, it will be because it has found that sweet spot - that balance between form and functionality, between communication/productivity and content consumption.

    Of all the platforms I've been researching, I think Windows Phone has the most potential. The question is...will Microsoft do things right and harness that potential? Or will they miss the boat like did with Zune?

    If I can feel confident enough in Microsoft's ability to sustain and grow Windows Phone into the future, then I will gladly give it a try and adopt it as my next smartphone of choice.
    06-07-2013 09:45 AM
  16. sinime's Avatar
    If you're that close of deciding between WP8, BB10 and iOS... your best bet would be to go to a store and play with each one. Although I feel inclined to comment that hardware specs are not everything when it comes to iOS and WP8 (not sure how smooth BB10 runs)... iOS clearly is the weakest, but iOS still runns smoothly (at least on current devices ;)
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    06-07-2013 09:59 AM
  17. jbigelow's Avatar
    XBox Music and XBox Video. Then I realized Video wasn't supported on WP8, I was pretty pissed about that for a while but I like the UX of the phone so I stuck with it rather than returning it for a HTC One. I recently got a Surface RT so I can get my XBox Video that way so I'm mostly happy with Msft again for the time being.
    06-07-2013 10:11 AM
  18. John Couch's Avatar
    I had a Samsung Epic that worked great - until Sprint put out a particular update. After that it never worked right again. Same for a co-worker with same phone.

    So I replaced that with an iphone. When Windows Phone 8 came out I really loved how it worked and how it looked. Don't care for metro on my desktop, but on the phone it just seems like the best design for the task.

    I don't use many apps, so that was never a big concern. Of the one's I did, all but 2 are available. The two I miss are SiriusXM and Pedometer. Very happy with the decision. Started with HTC 8x, now have L928.
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    06-09-2013 02:17 AM
  19. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    I should be getting my Lumia 521 tomorrow or Tuesday. I figured at $130 (from Walmart) it's not a huge risk for me to try out WP8 and see if it's for me. If I like it I can always upgrade to a 928. If I hate it I can sell the 521 and try something else.

    Thanks for all your comments.

    I'm very excited to try Windows Phone!
    06-09-2013 01:52 PM
  20. irvin792's Avatar
    This decision is turning out to be more difficult than I expected.

    I'm taking a serious look at the Lumia 928, BlackBerry Q10 or Z10, and iPhone 5. (I'm so over Android after having a Galaxy Nexus for a year. It's not in the picture for me.)

    I can see the good and bad in each platform, and I wish I could just take the best elements of each and create my own "super smartphone".

    A week ago, I was set on going BlackBerry. But after reading the WPCentral forums and product reviews, Windows Phone 8 is really growing on me.

    Last night I started making my own side-by-side comparison chart between the Lumia 928, BB Q10, BB Z10, and iPhone 5. I was kind of surprised by what I've come up with so far.

    On paper, the BB10 devices have the best overall hardware and the best OS, yet they have the weakest app support. iPhone 5 has the weakest hardware (by today's standards) and dated OS, but the best app support. The Lumia 928 is somewhere in the middle. And that right there is a big reason I might go Windows Phone.

    The more I research, the more I think Windows Phone really has the potential to explode in popularity as a mobile computing platform - especially as it matures over time. And if it does gain that momentum, it will be because it has found that sweet spot - that balance between form and functionality, between communication/productivity and content consumption.

    Of all the platforms I've been researching, I think Windows Phone has the most potential. The question is...will Microsoft do things right and harness that potential? Or will they miss the boat like did with Zune?

    If I can feel confident enough in Microsoft's ability to sustain and grow Windows Phone into the future, then I will gladly give it a try and adopt it as my next smartphone of choice.
    also a good mark for Nokia is they have the most amazing customer service.
    06-09-2013 02:47 PM
  21. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    I first took interest in Windows Phone because it was simple, fast, and new. The UI and UX approach was more or less new when compared to what was already out there from iOS and Android.

    I'm taking a serious look at the Lumia 928, BlackBerry Q10 or Z10, and iPhone 5. (I'm so over Android after having a Galaxy Nexus for a year. It's not in the picture for me.)
    After spending hundreds of hours using and working with Galaxy Nexuses, I don't blame you. But before you count Android out entirely, perhaps take a look at the HTC One and Nexus 4. This isn't an attempt to sway your decision, rather I think that using the two devices with much more recent and refined iteration of Android might help you identify what you do and do not want among the other platforms you're considering.
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    06-10-2013 06:59 PM
  22. multo's Avatar
    been using winmo 6.5 several years back. then went to android. honestly i enjoy android. for some reason i started looking at windows again and checked out a couple of lumias. was surprised at how far windows has gone from the old days. couldn't resist. got the lumia 920. i still have my android though. i'd say they complement each other. i won't bash any of them. i like them both.
    06-11-2013 12:26 AM
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